Presidential elections to be held in line with European standards – Poroshenko

Presidential elections to be held in line with European standards – Poroshenko

The presidential elections in Ukraine on March 31 will be held in line with the standards of the European Union, President Petro Poroshenko has stated.

“The free will of citizens in line with all European standards will be ensured at polling stations. Elections will be fair. The fate of the state depends on this," Poroshenko said on the Freedom of Speech show on ICTV channel on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

At the same time, Poroshenko stated he doesn’t rule out that attempts to disrupt the election process may take place. But the law enforcement system is able to protect the will of citizens, the president emphasized.

“The state has enough tools to establish the order in the country,” Poroshenko stressed.

As reported, the presidential election campaign started on December 31, 2018. On February 8, the CEC completed the process of registration for the post of head of state in Ukraine's presidential election. A total of 44 presidential candidates were registered. Five candidates later withdrew from the presidential race.

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