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Ukraine’s Parliament appoints new Central Election Commission

The MPs appointed 17 persons
12:16, 4 October 2019

Ukraine's Central Election Committee
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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appointed the new membership of the Central Election Commission (CEC) as 112 Ukraine reported.

The MPs appointed 17 persons. Besides, Andriy Yevstigneev, Iryna Yefremova and Vitaly Plukar were the members of the previous CEC; their authorities were early terminated by the Parliament.

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As it was reported earlier, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky had voiced his plans to dissolve the Central Election Commission (CEC). The reason for such a decision was the political bias of the body.

“The motivation for this submission can be conditionally divided into four blocks. The first part concerns the decisions, actions or inaction of the Central Election Commission regarding the registration of candidates for MPs of Ukraine. During the registration, the CEC was biased and acted contrary to the principles established by the electoral law,” said Alina Zagoruyko, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on the Organization of State Power and the MP from the Servant of the People faction.

On September 13, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada approved the draft resolution on the early termination of powers of the entire composition of the Central Election Commission.

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