#AceFinanceNews – KIEV – April 01 – Ukraine’s Central Election Commission has finally registered the leader of the radical organization Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh, as a presidential candidate in Ukraine’s snap presidential election, scheduled for May 25.
Four more candidates for Ukrainian president registered by Central Election Commission.
Earlier on Tuesday, the election commission put off the consideration of Yarosh’s registration documents to have time to clarify some financial aspects of the procedure.
Thus, some of the commission members voiced doubts that the sum of 2.5 million hryvnias (about 227,000 U.S. dollars) needed for the participation in the polls had been deposited by Yarosh personally.
According to Zhanna Usenko-Chernaya, a member of the Central Election Commission, Yarosh and his family members had declared no incomes in their tax returns for 2013.
The decision was passed by 352 votes with the required 226 votes.
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Yevgeny Geller, chair of the budget committee, said the funding would be secured by redistributing other expenditures.
The presidential election campaign will start in Ukraine on February 25, the Central Election Commission said.
“The election campaign starts automatically based on the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada [parliament] on the appointment of early elections of the president of Ukraine on May 25. At a meeting on Monday, the Central Election Commission will not make a statement on the start of the election campaign,” the Commission said.
According to preliminary estimates, the early presidential elections will cost 1.9 billion hryvnia (over $200 million).
On February 22, the parliament adopted a resolution stating that President Viktor Yanukovych had given up his constitutional duties and appointing early presidential elections for May 25, 2014.