It will cost about $ 1 million to hold debates.
Zurab Alasania told how much money presidential candidates will have to spend on debates on the stadium.
According to Alasania, there is no estimated cost of debates because various options for mounting the stage, installing the light, sound and ensuring the security of the event are being worked out. However, according to preliminary data, the debates will cost about $ 1 million.
According to the Chairman of the board of UA: Suspillny TV, the concert of Svyatoslav Vakarchuk at the Olympic stadium cost 500 thousand dollars. The Chairman of Suspilny TV explains such a big difference with the likely cost of the debate with additional expenses for the security of the event.
Earlier, Alasania stated that the debate will be financed from the state budget. This was confirmed by the CEC in its statement. However, the CEC noted that the TV debates are held in the studio, the design of which cannot contain campaign materials in favor of any of the candidates. Participation in the televised debates of proxies or other representatives of candidates, as well as the broadcast of a previously prepared video of the candidate, the use of campaigning and other materials about the candidate, are not allowed.
Television debates can be held at the expense of the election funds of candidates for the presidency of Ukraine in the time provided for by the law for campaigning, between 19 and 22 hours.