Monday, 25 January 2010

Television debate between Yanukovych and Tymoshenko scheduled for February 1

The televised debate between Viktor Yanukovych and Yulia Tymoshenko, who will compete in the second round of Ukraine's presidential election, is scheduled for February 1, the press service of the Central Election Commission (CEC) has reported. If one of the candidates refuses to participate in the debate, the entire air time will be offered for the other candidate, the press service said.It was decided at a commission meeting on Monday that on January 28, the commission would make the draw for the order of giving air time and print space to presidential candidates for election campaigning on television, radio, and in the media, using budget funds.The law on the presidential election foresees that each of the candidates will have a chance to hold election campaigning on the First National TV Channel two times during 45 minutes and on national radio two times during 30 minutes, using budget funds.

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