Central Election Commission registers Uzhgorod mayor as presidential candidate

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Nov. 11, 2009, 5:27 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Central Election Commission has registered Uzhgorod Mayor Serhiy Ratushniak as candidate for Ukraine's president. The commission members unanimously backed the decision on Wednesday. The commission also registered Ratushniak's wife Maryna as his election agent.

Ratushniak said that he is planning to spend as much money on the election campaign as is allowed by the law.

The Central Election Commission had registered 18 presidential candidates as of Wednesday. November 13 is the deadline for the registration of presidential candidates.
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Anonymous Nov. 11, 2009, 9:56 p.m.    

Not sure if this list is accurate but Wikipedia is reporting the following candidates having nominated for the Presidential election campaign. Each one was required to pay 2.5 million hryvina deposit. Only two will get it refunded. A contribution of over 40 million hryvina to the public purse. (Thanks)

Inna Bohoslovska

Mykhaylo Brodskyy

Anatoliy Hrytsenko

Yuriy Kostenko

Volodymyr Lytvyn

Oleksandr Moroz

Oleksandr Pabat

Vasily Protyvsih

Serhiy Ratushniak

Oleh Ryabokon

Liudmyla Suprun

Petro Symonenko

Serhiy Tihipko

Oleh Tyahnybok

Yulia Tymoshenko

Viktor Yanukovych

Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Viktor Yushchenko

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Anonymous Nov. 11, 2009, 10:02 p.m.    

Now that the deadline for nominations has past could not Kyivpost publish an official list of candidates? When is the draw for the order of ballot to take place? What was the deadline for any court challenges

KP had reported that Oleksandr Hordiichuk, Olena Osnach, Oleksandr Luzan, Hanna Kostiv, Oleksandr Vaschenko, Oleksandr Ohorodnikov, Vasyl Handula, Yurii Petlevana, Petro Rekalo, Anatolii Polischuk, Mykhailo Hamaniuk, Oleksandr Vretyk, Artem Polezhaka, Oleh Omelchenko, and Serhii Martyian nominations had been rejected due to errors in documentation. entitlement or failure to pay the 2.5 million deposit.

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Anonymous Nov. 12, 2009, 3:57 a.m.    

Absolutely, NO.

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Anonymous Nov. 12, 2009, 5:40 a.m.    

No what no idea?

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Anonymous Nov. 11, 2009, 9:58 p.m.    

Was Serhiy Ratushnia involved in a campaign of harassment against Yasteniuk's campaign workers back in August 6 and later charged for criminal assault?

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Anonymous Nov. 12, 2009, 1:19 p.m.    

Ratushniak is a criminal and should be in prison. He is running as a technical candidate for Yulia Tymoshenko.

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