facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Ukraine court moves presidential election

May 14, 2009 at 12:30 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
KIEV, Ukraine, May 14 (UPI) -- The Ukraine Constitutional Court voted in favor of President Viktor Yushchenko's appeal and moved the presidential election date from October to January.

The country's highest court declared "unconstitutional" a parliamentary decree that set the election for Oct. 25 because Yushchenko's five-year term expires in January 2010, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency said Thursday.

On April 1, the Ukraine parliament scheduled the presidential election for Oct. 25 and on April 8, Yushchenko submitted his appeal to the court.

Yushchenko argued a constitutional amendment of 2006 says the presidential election should be held the last Sunday of the last month of the fifth year of the head of state in office, which in his case is Jan. 17, 2010.

Yushchenko was was elected president in December 2004 but formally took the office in January 2005.

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence
2
Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom
3
Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's divorce will finally be finalized Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's divorce will finally be finalized
4
Ferguson cop testifies before grand jury about Michael Brown shooting Ferguson cop testifies before grand jury about Michael Brown shooting
5
Eric Matthew Frein put on FBI Most Wanted Fugitive List Eric Matthew Frein put on FBI Most Wanted Fugitive List
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback