20:40 05.11.2012

Levchenko ready for repeat elections in constituency No.223, thinks CEC's decision is wrong

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Levchenko ready for repeat elections in constituency No.223, thinks CEC's decision is wrong

Yuriy Levchenko, a Svoboda Party candidate running for MP in constituency No.223 in Kyiv, has said he does not agree with the decision by the Central Election Commission (CEC) to hold repeat elections in his constituency, but is ready to participate in them and is confident of his victory.

"I think that the decision on repeat elections is a blunder made by the CEC. It was a wrong decision," he told reporters outside the building of the district election commission on Monday.

Levchenko said that there were vote count protocols confirming his victory in the single-seat constituency.

"The CEC had to take control of this process and, using the existing protocols from each polling station, determine the election results," he added.

Levchenko said that he would definitely run in a new election and that he was confident of his victory.

As reported, the Central Election Commission, in its resolution adopted on Monday, recognized the impossibility of announcing parliament election results in five single-seat constituencies – Nos. 94, 132, 194, 197 and 223.

The struggle is continuing in constituency No. 223 in Kyiv between Svoboda candidate Yuriy Levchenko and self-nominee Viktor Pylypyshyn (former head of Shevchenkivsky district council and district administration in Kyiv). Pylypyshyn first claimed victory, however, according to the latest figures, Levchenko is in the lead, but the court decided to recount the votes at 12 polling stations.

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