Poroshenko to run for second term as Ukraine president

Poroshenko to run for second term as Ukraine president

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he will run for the second term in the presidential election scheduled for March 31.

He announced this in his speech at the forum entitled "From Kruty to Brussels. We Are Going Our Own Way" in Kyiv on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent said.

"The feeling of deep responsibility before the country, before contemporaries, before past and future generations prompted me to decide to run again for the presidency," Poroshenko said.

As of 14:00 on January 29, Ukraine's Central Election Commission registered 22 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, Roman Nasirov, Yuriy Boiko, Oleh Liashko, Arkadiy Kornatsky, Oleksandr Vilkul, Yulia Tymoshenko, Dmytro Dobrodomov, Oleksandr Moroz, Illia Kyva, Ruslan Koshulynsky, and Oleksandr Danyliuk.

The presidential election campaign began in Ukraine on December 31, 2018. The nomination of candidates by political parties or by self-nomination, as well as the submission of documents by candidates to the CEC, will last until February 3, 2019. Before submitting documents to the Central Election Commission, a candidate or a party that nominated him or her must make a deposit of UAH 2.5 million (about $90,000).

The registration of candidates for the presidency will last until February 8 inclusive.

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