On January 3, three Ukrainian parties put forward their candidates for the presidential elections.
The “Samopomich” party nominated Andriy Sadovyi, mayor of Lviv, as a presidential candidate, News One reports. The former head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, was nominated as a candidate from the Justice party. There was also a candidate nominated by the Social Democratic Party of Ukraine. It was a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, Serhii Kaplin, the website of the political association reports.
In addition, the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) announced the nomination of its candidate Petro Symonenko, Interfax-Ukraine reports. At the same time, the party’s activities were banned in December 2015. The party tried to appeal the ban, but the court confirmed the legality of the earlier decision.
According to the Ukrainian national news, as of January 3, six people submitted documents to the Central Election Commission of Ukraine. Among the nominees are the ex-minister of ecology of Ukraine, Ihor Shevchenko, human rights activist Volodymyr Ratush.