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Article 8

The Right to Be Elected


A citizen of Ukraine, who has the right to vote, is twenty-one years of age on the election day, and has resided in Ukraine for at least the last five years, may be elected deputy.

Under this Law, citizens who “reside in Ukraine” are citizens who reside on the territory which includes territories within Ukraine’s state border, vessels sailing under Ukrainian flag, and citizens who, in accordance with procedure established under Ukrainian law, are working outside Ukraine in diplomatic and other representative offices and consular missions of Ukraine, international organizations and their affiliates, on Ukraine’s polar stations, or are outside Ukraine in compliance with effective international agreements to which Ukraine is a party.

A citizen who has been convicted for the intentional commission of an offence may not be elected as deputy in a single-mandate constituency unless this conviction is overturned and struck from record in accordance with procedure established by law.