New Election Code lets residents from occupied areas vote – MP

11:49, 10 November 2017
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Leonid Yemets, MP from the People's Front faction, has said the draft Election Code of Ukraine provides for the participation of residents of occupied Crimea and certain regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Ukrainian elections, according to the TV news service TSN.

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The constituency in Kherson region would be merged with those of Crimea and the occupied part of Donbas, he said in a comment to the Pravo na Vladu political talk show.

Yemets added that it is also necessary to pass a law on Donbas reintegration to let internally displaced persons who are registered in the occupied areas take part in the elections.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on November 7, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, adopted the draft Election Code, which was submitted by Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy and MPs Oleksandr Chernenko and Leonid Yemets, in the first reading.

Relevant bill No. 3112-1 was backed by 226 out of the 368 MPs registered in the session hall.

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