CEC registers three more presidential candidates

CEC registers three more presidential candidates

Ukraine's Central Election Commission (CEC) has registered Yuriy Tymoshenko, Andriy Novak and Vasily Zhuravliov as candidates for the post of Ukraine's president in the election slated for March 31.

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

MP Tymoshenko is running for the presidency as a self-nominee. Novak was nominated for president by the Patriot Party and Zhuravliov was nominated by the Stability Party.

Thus, as of February 6, the CEC registered 37 candidates for the post of the head of state, in particular, Ihor Shevchenko, Serhiy Kaplin, Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, Vitaliy Skotsyk, Andriy Sadovy, Vitaliy Kupriy, Yevheniy Murayev, Anatoliy Hrytsenko, Hennadiy Balashov, Olha Bogomolets, Oleksandr Shevchenko, Roman Nasirov, Yuriy Boiko, Oleh Liashko, Arkadiy Kornatsky, Oleksandr Vilkul, Yulia Tymoshenko, Dmytro Dobrodomov, Oleksandr Moroz, Illia Kyva, Ruslan Koshulynsky, Oleksandr Danyliuk, Serhiy Taruta, Volodymyr Zelensky, Ihor Smeshko, Inna Bohoslovska, Yuriy Derevianko, Mykola Habera, Roman Bezsmertny, and Viktor Bondar, Viktor Kryvenko, Serhiy Kryvonos, Serhiy Nosenko, Ruslan Ryhovanov, Yuriy Tymoshenko, Vasyl Zhuravliov, and Andriy Novak.

The presidential election process began in Ukraine on December 31, 2018. The registration of candidates for the presidency will last until February 8 inclusive.

Incumbent President Petro Poroshenko on January 29 announced his intention to run for the second term in the March 31 election. On February 3, he submitted documents to the CEC.

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