CEC registers lists of another 16 parties, a total of 29 parties to take part in election
The Central Election Commission (CEC) has registered lists of candidates to lawmakers at the extraordinary parliamentary election of another 16 parties: Radical Party led by Oleh Liashko, Svoboda Party, Opposition Bloc, Right Sector, Bloc of Left-Wing Forces of Ukraine, Liberal Party, People's Democratic Party of Ukraine, Syla Lyudey (Power of People), Zastup, Syla I Chest (Power and Honor), New Politics, Yedyna Krayina, Ukraine - Yedyna Krayina, Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists, Green Planet and Green Party.
The decision was made at a meeting of the CEC on Friday.
The list of Radical Party includes 220 candidates. The top five consists of Oleh Liashko, lawmaker of Kyiv City Council Andriy Lozovy, Commander of Aidar battalion Serhiy Melnychuk, singer Zlata Ohnevych and Maidan activist, lawyer Artem Zapototsky.
The list of Svoboda includes 207 candidates, and the top five consists of party leader Oleh Tiahnybok, Deputy Chairman of Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Koshulynsky, Deputy Prime Minister on humanitarian issues Oleksandr Sych, MP and Honored Artist of Ukraine Bohdan Beniuk, and Commander of the 22nd mechanized battalion of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Oleksiy Myrhorodsky.
The list of Opposition Bloc includes 194 candidates, and the top five consists of the former deputy prime minister Yuriy Boiko, Head of the Ukrainian Perspective Foundation Oleksandr Vilkul, former Chairman of Kharkiv Regional State Administration Mykhailo Dobkin, President of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress and Head of the Center Party Vadym Rabinovych and ex-CEO of Azovstal Oleksiy Bily.
The list of Right Sector includes 33 candidates, and the top five consists of Deputy Party Leader for Political Issues Andriy Tarasenko, journalist Olena Bilozerska, Commander of the 93rd battalion of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Oleh Mikats, Commander of the Ukrainian Volunteer Corps Andriy Stempytsky and Chair of Dnipropetrovsk regional party organization Rostyslav Vynar.
The list of Bloc of Left-Wing Forces of Ukraine includes 109 candidates, that for Liberal Party – 82 candidates, People's Democratic Party of Ukraine – 14 candidates and Syla Lyudey – 23.
Earlier the CEC registered 13 parties: the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko, Batkivschyna Party, People's Front, Communist Party of Ukraine, Party led by Sergiy Tigipko Strong Ukraine, Civil Position, Samopomich, Internet Party, Vidrodzhennia, 5.10 Party, Solidarity of Ukrainian Women, Civil Movement of Ukraine and Ukraina Maibutnioho.
Thus, a total of 29 parties have been registered to participate in the parliamentary election.