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“The Constitution of Ukraine contains several provisions that limit the participation of people in elections. There is a huge legal gap between the notions “to participate in elections” and “to be elected”,” Kniazevych said at a meeting of the Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeals on Saturday.

He said that the Constitution, in particular, establishes that persons who at the time of elections have existing or non-expunged convictions cannot be elected deputies.

“Thus, existing or non-expunged convictions cannot be the ground for prohibition to participate in elections,” he said.

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