Vasyl Virastyuk takes oath as MP from Ivano-Frankivsk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

During the oath of Virastyk, the shouts “Shame!” sounded in the hall
11:22, 15 June 2021

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Vasyl Virastyuk, who won at the by-elections to the Verkhovna Rada at the 87th district, Ivano-Frankivsk region, took the oath of the MP. You can watch the broadcast of the plenary meeting HERE.

During the oath of Virastyk, the shouts “Shame!” sounded in the hall.

Earlier Central Election Commission officially recognized the victory of Servant of the People party's candidate Vasyl Virastyuk at the by-elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. 

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After processing 100% of the protocols, CEC informs that Vasyl Virastyuk from Servant of the People party gets 31.25% (15,076 votes), Oleksandr Shevchenko from For the Future party gets 29.69% (14,327 votes), Ruslan Koshulynsky from Svoboda came third with 28.86% (13,927 votes).

The elections at this district were accompanied by scandals on the vote counting. According to Opora observers, the elections were recognized void at five polling stations. The recounting of votes is disputed at the court. Moreover, the difference in votes for Oleksandr Shevchenko was detected at six polling stations. Some ballots disappeared at two polling stations.

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On May 1, the Great Chamber of the Supreme Court canceled the protocol of the Central Election Commission on the establishment of the results at 87th district. Later, the Central Election Commission refused to register Vasyl Virastyuk as MP.

However, on May 19, the Central Election Commission compiled a new protocol on elections of MP at 87th district (Ivano-Frankivsk region). According to the established results, candidate from the Servant of the People Party Vasyl Virastyuk remains the winner.

Finally, on June 5, the Great Chamber of the Supreme Court recognized the election of Virastyuk legal. On June 10, the Central Election Committee registered candidate from Servant of the People party Vasyl Virastyuk as the MP of the Verkhovna Rada.



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