A total of 44 candidates were registered / Photo from UNIAN

Ukraine's Central Election Commission (CEC) on Friday, February 8, completed the registration of candidates running for president in Ukraine; their total number was an all-time record – 44 candidates.

The CEC registered two last candidates on the last day of registration, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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The Central Electoral Commission confirmed that the documents submitted by Dmytro Gnap from the Syla Lyudey Party (the People's Power Party) (unanimously) and Oleksandr Solovyov from the Rozumna Syla Party (Reasonable Force) (10 out of the 16 votes) are in line with Ukrainian legislation. Solovyov was previously denied registration, but on February 3, he again submitted amended documents to the CEC.

Thus, as of February 8, the CEC registered 44 candidates for presidency of Ukraine:

• Ihor Shevchenko (self-nominee);

• Serhiy Kaplin (candidate for the Social Democratic Party);

• Valentyn Nalyvaichenko (candidate from the party Valentyn Nalyvaichenko's Spravedlyvist (Justice) social and political movement);

• Vitaliy Skotsyk (self-nominee);

• Andriy Sadovyi (candidate from the Samopomich Party);

• Yevhen Murayev (candidate from the Nashi (Ours) Party);

• Anatoliy Hrytsenko (candidate from the Hromadianska Pozytsia (Civil Position) Party;

• Vitaliy Kupriy (self-nominee);

• Hennadiy Balashov (candidate from the 5.10 Party);

• Olha Bogomolets (self-nominee);

• Oleksandr Shevchenko (candidate from the UKROP Party);

• Roman Nasirov (self-nominee);

• Yuriy Boyko (self-nominee);

• Oleh Liashko (candidate from the Radical Party);

• Arkadiy Kornatsky (self-nominee);

•Oleksandr Vilkul (candidate from the Opposition Block – the Party of Peace and Development);

Yulia Tymoshenko (candidate from the Batkivshchyna Party);

• Dmytro Dobrodomov (candidate from the Narodny Kontrol (People's Control) movement);

• Oleksandr Moroz (candidate from the Socialist Party of Oleksandr Moroz);

• Illia Kyva (candidate from the Socialist Party of Ukraine);

• Ruslan Koshulynsky (candidate from the Svoboda Party);

• Oleksandr Danyliuk (self-nominee);

• Serhiy Taruta (the Osnova Party);

• Volodymyr Zelensky (candidate from the People's Servant Party);

• Inna Bohoslovska (self-nominee);

• Ihor Smeshko (self-nominee);

• Mykola Haber (self-nominee);

• Yuriy Derevyanko (candidate from the Volia (Will) Party);

• Roman Bezsmertnyi (self-nominee);

• Viktor Bondar (candidate from the Vidrodzhennia Party);

• Serhiy Nosenko (self-nominee);

• Ruslan Ryhovanov (self-nominee);

• Viktor Kryvenko (candidate from the People's Rukh Party);

• Serhiy Kryvonos (candidate from the ATO Warriors Party);

• Andriy Novak (candidate from the Patriot Party);

• Vasyl Zhuravlyov (candidate from the Stability Party);

• Yuriy Tymoshenko (self-nominee);

• Petro Poroshenko (self-nominee);

• Yuriy Karmazin (self-nominee);

• Julia Lytvynenko (self-nominee);

• Oleksandr Vashchenko (self-nominee);

• Volodymyr Petrov (self-nominee);

• Dmytro Gnap (the People's Power Party);

• Oleksandr Solovyov (the Rozumna Syla (Reasonable Force) Party).

The total of 93 presidential hopefuls tried to enter the race. Most of those who have been denied registration failed to collect the required fee of UAH 2.5 million (about $90,000).