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Ukraine's parliament refreshes membership of Central Election Commission

One vacant seat left after the renewal of the commission
18:31, 20 September 2018

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appointed new members of the Central Election Commission, including 13 people with the expired term of office as 112 Ukraine reported.

The parliament appointed 14 persons to the Central Election Commission. At the same time, 13 representatives of the commission were dismissed.

Related: What is Central Election Commission and what is its task?

Earlier the bill on increase of the composition of Central Election Commission came into force in Ukraine. The law provides the increase of Commission’s members from 15 to 17 people. The document was published in the official parliamentary website

The bill provides for a unified amendment to the Law "On the Central Election Commission" - increase in the number of members of the Central Election Commission from 15 to 17 people. The author of the legislative initiative is a Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy. In the morning, he substantiated his position, stressing that such a decision unlocks the process of changing the composition of the CEC, and the number 15 has once been taken from similar norms in the Russian Federation, and has no fundamental significance.

Related: Spectre of early elections put brake on rotation in Central Election Commission

The Central Election Commission in Ukraine consists of 15 people. Only two people have the authority in the current Central Election Commission, - Oleh Didenko and Kateryna Makhnitska. And it will be so until April 2021. The term of office of the other thirteen members has long passed.

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