Saturday, October 24, 2009

Four then Seven Candidates register in first week

The Central Election Commission has formally registered four candidates,  with an additional three submitting documents on Friday.  The Commission is required to process any application within three days of documents being submitted.

      * in alphabetical order source Wikipedia

The big three contenders Viktor Yanukovych, Yulia Tymoschenko and incumbent President Viktor Yushchenko are yet to submit their request for registration.

Each candidate is required to pay an election deposit of 2.5 million hryvina (approximately US$300.00) Only the two highest polling candidates who progress to the second round of voting re entitled to a refund of the deposit. Candidates are also required to furnish a financial disclosure statement within 3 days of nominations being approved.