Volodymyr Husak: A mess in Poroshenko’s headquarters and a desire to “save” are threatening to derail the elections in dozens of districts

Volodymyr Husak: A mess in Poroshenko’s headquarters and a desire to “save” are threatening to derail the elections in dozens of districts

According to the Central Elecion Commission, polling stations in the 33 territorial districts remain understaffed. Due to the insufficient number of employees, there is a probable threat of not holding elections in separate Precinct Election Commissions. The current head of state has not filed a majority of the members of the commissions, reports “OPORA”. MP from the OPPOSITION BLOC Volodymyr Husak considers this situation as the result of a mess in Poroshenko’s headquarters.

“According to reports from the CEC and public organizations, a very unpleasant situation is developing in certain districts. In many cities, towns and villages of Ukraine, elections may simply not take place at certain polling stations. That is, the Ukrainians who live there will be deprived of the democratic right to elect a president. And it so happened that basically these are the areas where presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky won the first round of elections,” the MP said.

In his view, such a situation will in no way affect the outcome of the elections, because in most of the territory of Ukraine as a whole, and in these electoral districts in particular, elections will take place anyway. But for people who cannot take part in the presidential elections, and for the reputation of the Ukrainian state, this situation is unacceptable.

Volodymyr Husak believes that, most likely, the reason for this situation is a mess in Poroshenko’s headquarters, rather than some kind of conspiracy.

“In the first round of elections, the authorities filled out 7-8 members in the Precinct Election Commissions with their own people – not only from Poroshenko, but also from technical candidates. But the problem is: since everyone understands who will be the winner, this vertical has crumbled, especially in those areas where Poroshenko does not have much support. I am not surprised that in some places, for example, in Luhansk Oblast, they now cannot even find people who would like to work for them. By law, position of a member of the Precinct Election Commissions is unpaid. Perhaps Poroshenko’s headquarters de facto paid its people during the first round, and now they decided to “save”, the opposition leader stressed.

17 April 2019 12:23
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