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KIEV, March 30, /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s Central Election Commission has registered two more candidates for the Ukrainian president, the press service of the Commission said on Sunday, adding that these candidates, former lawmaker of the Verkhovna Rada (national legislature) Valery Konovalyuk and Interagroexport CEO Vladimir Saranov, would run for president as self-nominees.
Apart from that, the Ukrainian Central Election Commission on Sunday received registration documents from another two potential candidates - Vasily Kuibida, the leader of the People’s Movement of Ukraine (Rukh), and Vasily Tsushko, former head of the country’s Antimonopoly Committee.
Thus, according to the press service, seven people have been officially registered as candidates for the Ukrainian president by now. Along with Konovalyuk and Saranov, they are former Deputy Prime Ministers Yuri Boiko and Sergei Tigipko, former governor of the Kharkov region Mikhail Dobkin (all the three with the Party of Regions), former Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin, and businessman Vadim Rabinovich.
The Central Election Commission receives registration documents till Sunday midnight. Early elections of the Ukrainian president will be held on May 25, 2014.