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Title: Blinken Justifies Zelensky's Decision To Cancel Ukrainian Elections
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Published: May 15, 2024
Author: Mike Rivero
Post Date: 2024-05-15 11:39:14 by Horse
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit to Ukraine on Tuesday and delivered a speech where he justified President Volodymyr Zelensky’s decision to postpone elections.

Presidential elections were due to be held in March, but they weren’t, and Zelensky will remain in office after his term ends on May 20. Ukrainian parliamentary elections were scheduled to be held last year in October, but they were also canceled.

Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials have justified the decision by pointing to Ukraine’s constitution, which prohibits elections during martial law. Martial law was first declared when Russia invaded and has been extended since. However, at one point, Zelensky made it clear that he could hold a vote if he wanted to.

Last year, Zelensky said that he could hold elections if the US and other Western countries paid for them and if Ukrainian legislators agreed to amend the constitution. He later ruled out the idea and there’s been no pressure from Ukraine’s Western backers to hold a vote despite the claims that the proxy war is a fight for democracy.

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Will the Democrats cancel the November election using the excuse of the bird flu?

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Will the Democrats cancel the November election using the excuse of the bird flu?

They may try but they better be ready for the nooses, torches and pitch- forks to fill more hands than they dreamed. Not seeing any biden harris 2024 signs my area of Texas.

ghostrider  posted on  2024-05-15   18:48:05 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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