Zelenskyy instructs presidential office to prepare for election
Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Honcharenko said that Volodymyr Zelenskyy had decided to hold presidential elections on March 31, 2024
He said this on the Espreso TV channel.
"According to my information, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has decided to hold presidential elections next year. He instructed the Presidential Office to prepare for the elections, which are scheduled for March 31, 2024. This is supposedly the constitutional deadline - the last Sunday of March. They are going to explain this decision to the public by saying that it is a demand from Western partners. In particular, by saying that if these elections are not held, Zelenskyy loses legitimacy. Especially against the backdrop of Putin's plans to hold elections in March," Honcharenko said.
According to the MP, Western partners do not require Ukraine to hold elections during the war.
"This has nothing to do with our partners. These are purely political tasks set by the Presidential Office. We are talking exclusively about the presidential election. Because parliamentary elections are expressly prohibited by the Constitution of Ukraine," he emphasized.
On October 11, Zelenskyy said that Russia's war against Ukraine was in its final and most difficult period. At the same time, the president noted that he would run for president only during the war.
On November 3, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told Sky News that Volodymyr Zelenskyy is considering holding the presidential election under martial law.