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Presidential election campaign in Ukraine may cost USD 220 mln

February 25, 2014, 1:42 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, February 24. /ITAR-TASS/.The presidential election campaign in Ukraine will start on February 25, Central Election Commission Chairman Mikhail Okhendovsky said on Monday, February 24.

The decision on the registration of candidates will be made within five days after the submission of the required documents to the Commission, he said. A candidate will have to make a deposit of about 280,000 U.S. dollars.

Okhendovsky believes that the election campaign may cost about 220 million U.S. dollars. “These expenditures include a possible runoff election,” he said.

When asked whether UDAR (Punch) Party leader Vitali Klitschko and former Prime Minister and Batkivshchina party leader Yulia Timoshenko would run in the elections, Okhendovsky said, “We cannot make the decision before a potential candidates submits his documents to the CEC.

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