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Politics 2019-03-15T04:50:57+02:00
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Poroshenko Nominates To Rada 14 Members Of Central Election Commission

Poroshenko Nominates To Rada 14 Members Of Central Election Commission

President Petro Poroshenko has handed to the Verkhovna Rada a list of nominees to be appointed to the Central Election Commission.

Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy wrote this on Twitter, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

President named the total of 14 members to the commission.

The candidates include five nominees from the Petro Poroshenko's Bloc parliamentary faction: Mykhailo Verbenskyi, director of the monitoring department of the Ministry of Interior Affairs, Olha Zheltova, deputy head of the secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada committee for justice, Svitlana Kustova, former aide of then MP Petro Poroshenko in the Verkhovna Rada of the seventh convocation, professor Olha Lotiuk from Taras Shevchenko University, and Vitalii Plukar, head of the department for monitoring local authorities and decentralization of the Presidential Administration.

Three nominees from the People's Front parliamentary faction include Deputy Justice Minister Nataliya Bernatska, MP Iryna Yefremova, and Leontii Shypilov, an associate professor at the National University of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv).

The list also names lawyer Oleh Konopolskyi (in 2010 he was a surrogate of then presidential nominee Arseniy Yanukovych) designated under the list as a non-affiliated person.

Then, each Parliamentary faction had its own candidate named on the list: from the Somopomich faction - Yevhen Radchenko (director for development of the international non-government organization Internews-Ukraine), from the Vidrodzhennia group - Alla Basalayeva (a judge of the Darnytskyi District Court of Kyiv / former director of the legal department of the Central Election Commission), from the Radical Party of Oleh Liashko - MP Tatiana Yuzkova, from the Will of People Group - Tatiana Slypachuk (a lawyer, who was a member of the commission for selecting leaders of the State Investigation Bureau on the quota of the President) and from the Batkivschyna Party - Andrii Yevstihneyev (a professor at the Taras Shevchenko University).

Thus, the President granted nominations for candidate proposed by all factions and groups except for the Opposition Bloc.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Presidential Representative at the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Lutsenko (the Petro Poroshenko's Bloc parliamentary faction) stated that the President intended to name a candidate offered by the Opposition Bloc parliamentary faction on the presidential list of nominees to the Central Election Commission to be approved by the Verkhovna Rada.