Ukraine kicks off early parliamentary election campaign

Ukraine Thursday started a two-month campaign for an early parliamentary elections in October, the country`s electoral authority said.

Kiev: Ukraine Thursday started a two-month campaign for an early parliamentary elections in October, the country`s electoral authority said.

The political parties have the rights to register their candidates before Sep 16, while self-nominated candidates may submit application to contest for the race until Sep 26, Xinhua reported citing the Central Election Commission (CEC) website.

The eighth Ukrainian parliamentary elections, scheduled for Oct 26, will be conducted under a mixed system.

Crimean residents, who consider themselves as Ukrainians will have the opportunity to vote in calm Ukrainian regions.

The polling stations will also be set up in the government-controlled areas in the eastern Lugansk and Donetsk regions, where a confrontation between government troops and independence-seeking insurgents is under way.

According to Ukrainian law, the elections could be considered as legitimate if at least one polling station works in every constituency.

According to the preliminary estimations of the CEC, the country will spend around $71 million on the elections.

The announcement about early parliamentary elections in Ukraine came Monday, after President Petro Poroshenko dissolved the parliament.

The current lawmakers will continue discharging their responsibilities until the new legislative body is elected.

 

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