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Head of the Central Election Commission: Kyiv mayoral election should be held this year

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July 24, 2012, 10 a.m. | Kyiv — by Interfax-Ukraine

Under the law, the election of Kyiv mayor should take place this year, Head of the Central Election Commission Volodymyr Shapoval said in an interview with Kommersant-Ukraine newspaper.
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Under the law, the election of Kyiv mayor should take place this year, Head of the Central Election Commission Volodymyr Shapoval said in an interview with Kommersant-Ukraine newspaper.

"This is obvious that this election (of Kyiv mayor) should take place this year. There is a certain procedure for their calling, which is regulated by law. The mayor's office is currently vacant and it should be filled," he said.

When asked about the possibility of holding the mayoral election at the same time as the parliamentary election, the CEC head said that it was up to the Verkhovna Rada to decide.

"If the Verkhovna Rada determines so, so be it. The CEC does not deal with this matter. We are authorized only to provide an explanation of relevant legislation," Shapoval said.

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