▲ Up
 
23:58 09-02-2016
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanMongoliaWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Snap presidential election campaign starts in Ukraine

Bishkek (AKIpress) - Kiev The campaign for early presidential elections nominally kicked off Tuesday in Ukraine as the incoming government continues in its effort to restore calm to the troubled political and economic scene. The decision to hold a presidential poll on May 25, ahead of the previously anticipated vote in early 2015, was taken Saturday by parliament, which on the same day voted to impeach President Viktor Yanukovych, reported RIA Novosti.

Although the campaign period has formally opened, it is not yet clear who is going to take part, but prominent leaders of the opposition movement that spearheaded Yanukovych’s ouster – Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Vitali Klitschko – and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko have all been linked with a possible run.

Tymoshenko was released from jail by parliamentary decree on Saturday and later in the day addressed a crowd gathered on Kiev’s Independence Square, but the tepid reception she received there has led political observers to suggest her presidential fortunes may not be favorable.

Tymoshenko, who came to international prominence as the heroine of the 2004 Orange Revolution, was jailed in 2011 over alleged irregularities in a gas deal with Russia in 2009 that she sealed while serving as prime minister. Her supporters have always argued the charges were politically motivated, although many Ukrainians remain wary of her aggressive political style and are suspicious of her substantial personal wealth.

On Monday, lawmakers authorized the allocation of 1.96 billion hryvna ($218 million) for the election campaign.


Twitterfacebookprint
18:14 25.02.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:42 Over 12,000 foreigners allowed to work in Kyrgyzstan in 201517:35 Kazakhstan hopes to attract stocks investors with relaxed rules, privatisations17:25 8 dead, 150 hurt in train crash in Bavaria -police17:21 Vice mayor Aigul Ryskulova named as acting mayor of Bishkek17:16 PM Sariyev accepts resignation of Bishkek mayor Kulmatov17:10 Kazakhstan ratifies agreement with India on transfer of sentenced persons16:57 Avalanche safety training for guides organized in Kyrgyzstan16:48 Home insurance is matter of responsibility of home owners – official16:36 Mitsubishi to refurbish eight units at Ulaanbaatar thermal power facility16:24 National Bank Chairman: Conversion of USD mortgage loans into soms is violation of market economy principles16:17 Parliamentary committee on fiscal policy recommends National Bank to toughen technical requirements for exchange offices15:57 Talks with Kyrgyzstan on Singapore's joining EAEU free trade agreement to be held in spring 201615:54 Mongolia approves mining deal after five-year delay15:51 Businessman Tokhtar Tuleshov to remain under arrest: Court15:39 Tajik Foreign Ministry sends note to Kyrgyzstan over hanging out Kyrgyz flags on Tajik citizens houses15:36 Band from Mongolia crosses language barrier with humour and horses15:29 Mongolia partakes in Thailand's largest military exercise15:22 State Insurance Organization obtains licenses for mandatory, optional insurance15:18 India's Modi greets Mongolia on Lunar New Year15:08 Bishkek mayor decides to tender resignation to switch job
Astana
-9° C
Ashgabat
+1° C
Bishkek
+6° C
Dushanbe
+10° C
Tashkent
+6° C
Ulaanbaatar
-6° C
exchange rates
 
82.91
74.32
11.38
0.97
402.03
359.89
54.77
4.67
6.85
6.26
1.01
0.12
3093.16
2836.87
431.22
37.74
3.91
3.50
0.53
0.05

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2016. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75