The CEC in its decision to eliminate five polling stations on the territory of the Russian Federation during the election campaign, potentially depriving hundreds of thousands of people the opportunity to vote.
This commentary, ГолосUA said political analyst Alexei Yakubina.
“Another disturbing factor – the situation related to the fact that the Central election Commission cancelled elections in Russia. Only the consulates in the Russian Federation is about 40 thousand people. According to the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs klimkina – from 2.5 to 3.5 million Ukrainians. It turns out that the CEC in its decision in the campaign potentially has deprived hundreds of thousands of people the opportunity to vote. This, incidentally, may be further used by candidates if it is challenged in court, as a recognition of elections illegitimate. Because of the huge number of Ukrainian citizens violated their fundamental right. In this case, the power to elect”,- said A. Yakubina.
The analyst does not exclude that during this election campaign, perhaps the emergence of “black swans.”
We will remind, the CEC decision to eliminate five polling stations on the territory of the Russian Federation and the transfer of their jurisdiction to three other overseas polling stations in Georgia, Kazakhstan and Finland made with observance of the rights of citizens of Ukraine, to ensure their safety.
This is the conclusion reached by the Supreme Court, composed of judges from the Cassation administrative court examined the appeal on the claim to the Central electoral Commission on recognizing the illegal and invalid by the CEC on December 31, 2018 № 274 “About modification in the decision of the Central election Commission on April 12, 2012 No. 67”.