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Minister Poroshenko and his father registered as self-nominees for Vinnytsia region

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Aug. 15, 2012, 1:02 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The Central Election Commission has registered Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko as a candidate for lawmaker.
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The Central Election Commission (CEC) has registered Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko as a candidate for lawmaker.

A respective decision was taken at a commission meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Poroshenko will stand for parliament as an individual self-nominee in district No. 12 in Vinnytsia region, while his father, an individual self-nominee, a Vinnytsia Regional Council deputy, Oleksiy Poroshenko, was registered as a candidate for MP in district No. 16.

The commission also registered as candidates current MP Pavlo Unhurian (a member of the Batkivschyna Party) in district No. 63 (Zhytomyr region) and individual MP Volodymyr Herasymchuk in district No. 216 (Kyiv).

The commission registered 128 self-nominated candidates on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Parliamentary elections in Ukraine are scheduled for October 28.

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