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Parliamentary questions
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11 February 2019
E-000795-19
Question for written answer E-000795-19
to the Commission (Vice-President/High Representative)
Rule 130
Konstantinos Papadakis (NI)

 Subject:  VP/HR — Provocative decision by the Ukrainian government banning the Communist Party of Ukraine from taking part in the presidential elections
 Answer in writing 

The Ukrainian government and the electoral commission it controls have invoked the ‘Decommunisation’ Law to ban the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, Petro Symonenko, from standing as a candidate in the presidential elections scheduled for 31 March. According to the justification provided by the the electoral commission, it is forbidden for individuals and parties propagating communism to be candidates for the Presidency of Ukraine. They are using the prohibition of national socialism and its symbols as a pretext for their anti-Communist decision. The anti-communist law has not, of course, prevented the Poroschenko government from designating as a national holiday the birthday of the notorious criminal Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian Nazi and SS collaborator, or senior government officials from taking part in ‘demonstrations’ by neo-Nazi groups.

Since the reactionary Ukrainian government has usurped power by a coup with the open intervention and support of the EU, the US and NATO, and with the support of fascist powers and continues to enjoy the EU's multilateral support, will the VP/HR say:

How does she view the decision banning the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, Petro Symonenko, from standing as a candidate in the presidential elections and, more generally, the Ukrainian government’s campaign against and persecution of communists, thereby flagrantly violating the democratic rights and freedoms of the Ukrainian people?

Original language of question: EL 
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