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Central Election Commission: District commissions formed in accordance with law

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Sept. 11, 2012, 11:30 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The Central Election Commission has denied accusations of being biased in the formation of district election commissions.
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The Central Election Commission (CEC) has denied accusations of being biased in the formation of district election commissions.

"The Central Election Commission has formed district election commissions in accordance with the letter and spirit of the law," the commission's press service reported.

The statement says that under the law, political parties that nominated candidates for MP are the subjects of the election process. And such parties have the right to nominate their candidates to district election commissions in all 225 electoral districts.

"Previously the CEC, in its proposals to legislators, filed a rule envisaging that the subjects of the election process - political parties - submit their candidates only to the district election commissions of a single-member constituency, where they have their registered candidates," reads the document.

From August 22 to August 24, the CEC checked about 15,000 candidates nominated by parties for inclusion in the composition of district election commissions. This procedure was conducted in a short time, as the law demanded that the draw be made by August 24 inclusive.

As reported, in accordance with the results of the draw, representatives of the UDAR Party and Svoboda were not included in the composition of district election commissions. However, some virtually unknown parties that nominated a few or even just one candidate for single-member constituencies received the right to include their representatives in all 225 district election commissions.

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