The Central Election Commission of Ukraine (CEC) explained that the four-day delay was due to the need to study the protocols of district commissions received in recent days.
The Central Election Commission plans to announce the results of the second round of the presidential elections in Ukraine on April 30. According to “Ukrainian News” this was reported by the secretary of the CEC Natalia Bernatskaya.
It is reported that the CEC will announce the results of the second round of presidential elections on April 30, when the deadline for appealing the protocols of district election commissions will end.
It is noted that on Friday, the CEC completed the reception of the original paper protocols of the district commissions on the results of citizens’ voting at polling stations, made a protocol, announced the election results in the foreign constituency and closed the uninterrupted meeting, which lasted from April 22.
The next step should be to draw up a CEC protocol on the results of the presidential elections.
Bernatskaya added that the four-day delay was due to the need to study the protocols of district commissions received in recent days, as well as to wait for the expiration of the legal period for their appeal.
Previously Zelensky recorded a video message in which he accused the Central Election Commission of delaying the announcement of the results of the presidential elections in Ukraine, allegedly to postpone the inauguration until a date when the law would no longer allow the President to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada [ed. – Ukrainian Parliament]. The CEC said that Zelensky’s accusations of delaying the election results were groundless.