May 19, 2020
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“Servant of the people” suggested Zelensky to hold primaries for the election of candidates for mayor

People’s deputies from the “Servant of the People” faction turned to the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky with a proposal to select candidates from the party for local elections during the primaries. The appeal published in the Telegram people's deputy from "Servants of the people" Alexander Kachura.

"Increasingly, there are reports in the media that against the current mayors, including the Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko, from the political party" Servant of the People "they plan to nominate behind the scenes technical candidates who will not have chances to win. To prevent any accusations of falsification, manipulation and agreements with corrupt elites, we consider it necessary to ensure the holding of the political party "Servant Nar ode of "objective internal party elections (primaries)," the MPs appeal to the president.

According to people's deputies, Zelensky should initiate the primaries.

Local elections in Ukraine should be held 25 October. The Verkhovna Rada must decide on the conduct of elections no later than 90 days before the day of voting. The election process starts 50 days before the election.

Chairman of the "Servants of the People" faction in the Verkhovna Rada David Arahamia said that the party will present the list of candidates for mayor before the end of May, after conducting "measurements of the rating of potential candidates."

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