CEC registers two more presidential candidates

CEC registers two more presidential candidates

Ukraine's Central Election Commission (CEC) has registered Oleksandr Shevchenko and Roman Nasirov as candidates for the post of Ukraine's president in the election set for March 31.

Respective decisions were made at a CEC meeting on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent said.

The Central Election Commission registered Shevchenko, who was nominated by the Ukrainian Association of Patriots (UKROP), and self-nominee Nasirov, former head of the State Fiscal Service.

As of January 21, the CEC registered 12 candidates for the post of Ukraine's president, in particular, Ihor Shevchenko, Serhiy Kaplin, Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, Vitaliy Skotsyk, Andriy Sadovy, Vitaliy Kupriy, Yevhen Murayev, Anatoliy Hrytsenko, Hennadiy Balashov, Olha Bohomolets, Oleksandr Shevchenko, and Roman Nasirov.

The presidential election campaign in Ukraine began on December 31. The nomination of candidates by political parties or by self-nomination and the submission of documents by candidates to the CEC will last until February 3, 2019. A candidate running for president or a party that nominated him or her for president must make a deposit of UAH 2.5 million. The registration of presidential candidates will last until February 8 inclusive.

Election campaigning begins the day after the date of registration of a candidate for the president's post and ends at 24:00 on March 29. District election commissions will be formed until February 18 and precinct election commissions until March 12.

Voting in the presidential election will take place on March 31, 2019, from 08:00 to 20:00. The CEC should announce the voting results before April 10. A newly elected president should take office not later than 30 days after the announcement of official election results.

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