13 Feb 2019 14:23

Ukrainian CEC decides which Donbas constituencies not to take part in presidential election

KYIV. Feb 13 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Central Elections Commission (CEC) discussed the voting procedure of the coming presidential election in certain parts of the country and approved a budget for polling stations abroad at its meeting on Tuesday.

The CEC took into account the fact that the Ukrainian presidential election would not be held in Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which were defined as "temporarily occupied territories" by a presidential executive order and which the Donetsk and Luhansk regional administrations designated as areas where it would be impossible to organize and hold the election, the CEC press service said in a statement.

"In addition, the CEC made a list of territorial electoral districts established in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and [...] parts of districts (polling stations) where the Ukrainian presidential election will not be organized and held on March 31, 2019, as well as places where Ukrainian citizens can cast their ballots," the press service said.

The commission approved a budget of polling stations abroad at an amount of 15,572,600 hryvni.