The leader of the “Radical Party” on March 31 showed his ballot paper to the cameras and said that he had voted for himself.
People’s Deputy, leader of the “Radical Party” Oleg Lyashko was issued an administrative protocol for demonstrating his ballot paper during voting in the presidential elections of Ukraine on March 31. This was announced by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov.
“Now there are more than 170 people who already receive protocols. I hope that the court will confirm these protocols, and this will be a good prevention measure… The administrative protocol has already been issued to him,” said the minister.
According to him, more than 300 criminal proceedings were registered during the 3 months of the election campaign and on the voting day.
“Within these cases, 24 suspicions have already been filed, and 8 cases are in court. More than 500 administrative protocols, including many deputies, two chairmen of regional state administrations, city mayors for public campaigning at polling stations, etc.,” the minister said.
According to the provisions of Art. 7 of the law “On the election of the president of Ukraine” voting in the presidential election of Ukraine is secret. Photographing and video recording of the results of the will of voters in the secret voting booth, as well as demonstration by the voter of its results are prohibited and are considered a violation of the secrecy of the vote. Violation of the secrecy of the vote provides for a penalty of 500 to 1,000 non-taxable minimum citizens’ taxes or imprisonment for a term of one to three years with the prohibition to hold certain positions for up to three years.