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Poroshenko signs law on local elections

August 06, 2015, 21:43 UTC+3 KIEV
The law does not provide for holding elections on October 25 in the districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which are not controlled by Kiev
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KIEV, August 6. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed on Thursday a law on local elections, the presidential administration reported on Twitter.

"The president has signed the law "On Local Elections," first deputy head of the presidential administration Vitaly Kovalchuk wrote.

The law on Local Elections was passed by Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada on July 14. It does not provide for holding elections on October 25 in the districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which are not controlled by Kiev.

Political blocs have been excluded from the list of electoral process subjects. According to the document, the right to nominate candidates is given to the parties that were registered no later than 365 days prior to the elections and that changed their names no later than 180 days prior to the elections.

The list of the administrative and territorial units where the elections scheduled for October 25 will not be held, will be determined by the Verkhovna Rada in a separate resolution.

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