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Election body says pressed for time to print, deliver ballots

The parliamentary election campaign starts on 24 May.

Election body says pressed for time to print, deliver ballots
Tetyana Slipachuk
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The chairman of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), Tetyana Slipachuk, has announced the start of the snap parliamentary election campaign as of 24 May, a day after the decree on a snap parliamentary election was published, according to the CEC press service.

"We will ensure a transparent and legitimate parliamentary election. The election process begins on 24 May. Without any decision of the CEC," she said.

She added that it is not up to the CEC to decide whether the decree scheduling the election is legitimate.

The CEC noted that it has only 58 days to prepare and hold the election, which is less than required for public procurement tenders, which may jeopardize the printing and delivery of ballot papers and vote count reports as well as any other processes involving tenders.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's decree on parliament dissolution and a snap election was published in the government press today.

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