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Lawyer: Higher Administrative Court upholds Andriy Shevchenko's registration as parliamentary candidate

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Aug. 21, 2012, 8:04 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The Higher Administrative Court of Ukraine has ruled on August 21, 2012 that the registration of football-player Andriy Shevchenko as a parliamentary candidate from the Ukraine-Forward! Party by the Central Election Commission was legal.
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The Higher Administrative Court of Ukraine has ruled on August 21, 2012 that the registration of football-player Andriy Shevchenko as a parliamentary candidate from the Ukraine-Forward! Party by the Central Election Commission (CEC) was legal.

As reported by official representative of the party at the CEC, lawyer of Pavlenko & Poberezhnyuk Law Group Oleksandr Pavlenko, the Higher Administrative Court pronounced such a ruling on an appeal of a parliamentary candidate from the Our Ukraine Party, Artem Hluschenko, against the CEC's decision following an eight-hour hearing. The ruling of the court is final and not subject to appeal.

By this appeal Hluschenko disputed a relevant ruling of Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeals dated August 17 on his lawsuit against the CEC regarding the lawfulness of the registration of Shevchenko as a parliamentary candidate, reads a press release of the law group.

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