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Ukraine’s Central Election Commission registers over 600 international observers

On March 12, 217 official observers were registered
21:23, 12 March 2019

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The Central Election Commission registered 217 official observers for the presidential elections in Ukraine on March 12. Thus, the total number of observers from the international organizations and foreign states made 635 people as the commission reported.

“Considering the proper appeals, the Commission has registered 217 official observers for the next elections of the president of Ukraine on March 31, 2019: 29 from the World Ukrainians Congress, 186 from the European Network of Elections Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO), 1 from Germany and 1 from the International Republican Institute,” the message said.

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Thus, as for March 12, the Commission has registered 635 official observers from the international organizations and foreign states for the presidential elections in Ukraine, which will take place on March 31, 2019.

Within a long-term mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), two Russian observers would head to Kyiv to observe the Ukrainian presidential campaign on February 11 -  Yelizaveta Borisova from the Russian Public Institute of Electoral Law and Khristina Bogdanova from the Institute of Public Electoral Diplomacy. 

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The Verkhovna Rada registered the bill No.9524 which calls for ruling out the participation of the observers from the aggressor state in the presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine.

ODIHR offered to include two citizens of Russia to the list of the mission on the observation of the Ukrainian presidential elections on 31 March 2019, despite the conditions declared by Ukraine.

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As we reported earlier, The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Ukraine has created 199 district election commissions for the upcoming presidential election on March 31.

The election campaign has officially started on December 31, 2018. Registration of the candidates was closed on February 4, 2019, and on February 9, the final list of presidential candidates is expected to appear. The candidates would be able to withdraw their candidacy until March 7, 2019.

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