12:50 23.08.2018

Motion being prepared to Constitutional Court to postpone date for presidential election in Ukraine – MP Yemets

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Motion being prepared to Constitutional Court to postpone date for presidential election in Ukraine – MP Yemets

 Ukrainian MP Leonid Yemets (the People's Front faction) has claimed that a motion is being prepared to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine with a view to postponing the presidential election date.

"As far as I know, a motion is being prepared to the Constitutional Court with a view to postponing the date of the presidential election in Ukraine," Yemets wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday.

According to the Constitution of Ukraine, the next presidential election in Ukraine is to be held on the last Sunday of March 2019.

As reported, President Petro Poroshenko was elected head of state in an early presidential election on May 25, 2014.

On August 18, political analyst Pavlo Nuss on his Facebook page predicted the postponement of the next presidential election in Ukraine.

"Ukrainian politicians, and all the rest, are guided by the date of the presidential election on March 31, 2019, but the results of the mathematical calculation of the date of completion of the constitutional powers of the incumbent president suggest otherwise. The reality is that Petro Poroshenko's powers do not expire on March 31. He was elected president in the early election on May 25, 2014. According to Article 104 of the Constitution, the beginning of the constitutional powers of the president is the date of taking the oath in parliament, and this, as is known, is June 7, 2014," Nuss wrote.

That is, in his opinion, Poroshenko's constitutional powers will end on June 7, 2019, so the regular presidential election in Ukraine should be held on June 9, not on March 31, 2019.

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