The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Central Election Commission, which violated the equal distribution of the posts in the district commissions in the city of Korosten, Zhytomyr Oblast.
The presidential candidate of the OPPOSITION BLOC, Oleksandr Vilkul, from his total quota of 59 senior positions, received only one position in the district commissions in the city of Korosten, where Vilkul has the strongest electoral positions. In this case, the candidate Boyko was given 14 posts, Poroshenko - 10.
Considering the complaint of Oleksandr Vilkul, the CEC traditionally did not notice any violations of the electoral law. However, the Supreme Court agreed with the arguments of the appeal of the opposition candidate.
“On a concrete example, we see attempts at manipulating the formation of district commissions in favor of candidates from the current authorities. And we will not only record all violations, but also fight for every vote cast for real opposition,” Oleksandr Vilkul emphasized.
Commenting on the decision of the Supreme Court, lawyer Svitlana Baidan, Vilkul’s representative in this process, said: “This decision of the Supreme Court was another victory for Vilkul’s team in the fight against a huge number of violations of the law in this election. We are pleased to see that there are judges who do not agree to risk their name and reputation, covering the arbitrariness of the authorities and the CEC under their control in these elections. Today’s decision gives a hope that the plans of the authorities to falsify the presidential elections in 2019 will not come true. The Vilkul team is ready to defend every vote of the Ukrainian voters, to reliably protect the result of the vote against any manipulation of the authorities and members of election commissions acting on their behalf.”“Now the CEC, in case of compliance with the law on the election of the President, is deprived of the opportunity, once again reviewing our complaint, once again to refuse its satisfaction. We hope that the senior positions stolen from Oleksandr Vilkul in the district commissions of the city of Korosten will be returned to him in the very next few days,” Svitlana Baidan added.