Speedy renewal of Ukraine’s Central Electoral Commission needed
British Ambassador to Ukraine Judith Gough notes the importance of renewing the composition of the Central Election Commission in Ukraine as soon as possible.
"Need speedy renewal of Ukraine’s Central Electoral Commission, with appropriate political balance. Vital for the credibility of Ukraine’s election process," Gough wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
As reported, on January 23, 2018 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the nomination of new members of the Central Election Commission, and also signed a letter on the dismissal of the CEC members in connection with the expiration of their term of office. On January 24, Poroshenko submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a draft resolution on the appointment of 14 candidates to the CEC.
Twelve out of fifteen members of the CEC had their terms of office expired on June 1, 2014, another member of the CEC - in February 2017. But they continue to fulfill their duties. Two members of the CEC were appointed in April 2014.
According to the Constitution of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada appoints and dismisses members of the CEC on the proposal of the president. The term of their office is seven years.