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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has enacted a law to increase the number of members of the Central Election Commission (CEC) from 15 to 17 people.

The document on relevant amendments to Article 6 of the Law of Ukraine on the Central Election Commission with the president's signature was sent back to parliament on September 19, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, said on its website.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian lawmakers on September 18 passed a draft law on increasing the number of members of the Central Election Commission from 15 to 17 people. The bill was voted immediately in the first reading and was backed by 236 MPs.

Parliament speaker Andriy Parubiy, who is the author of the document, said the Ukrainian parliament could not allow elections of the president of Ukraine and parliament to take place with the CEC formed during Yanukovych's regime.