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Ukrainian presidential election schedule announced

In case of a runoff, it will be held on 21 April.

Ukrainian presidential election schedule announced
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The Central Electoral Commission has agreed the schedule of the regular presidential election campaign.

Election day is 31 March 2019. Polls will open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

The campaign itself starts on 31 December 2018.

Candidates may be nominated and file applications from 31 December to 3 February.

The last day for registration of candidates is 8 February.

District election commissions are to be formed by 18 February 2019, polling station commissions by 12 March 2019.

Results of the 31 March election must be officially announced by 13 April.

If none of the candidates scores over 50% of votes on 31 March, the runoff will be scheduled for 21 April 2019.

In this case, results must be published by 1 May. The inauguration of a new president will be held by 31 May.

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