President Volodymyr Zelensky persists and signs: “there will be no presidential election in March 2024 as planned because the country is at war and under martial law”.
The Ukrainian newspaper The New Voice of Ukraine recalls that President Zelensky’s five-year term ends in 2024. Given the current situation in the country, it is certain that his 1st term will be extended until the end of the war. There are no elections in a country under martial law. The same goes for the parliamentary elections, which are due to take place last October.
“If martial law is in effect, there can be no elections. The constitution prohibits any election during martial law. If there is no martial law, then there will be elections. “– Washington Post
Ruslan Stefanchuk, Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, said the same thing about the parliamentary elections.
“Ukrainian law stipulates that it is impossible to hold elections under martial law. It makes sense,” he said.– Ukrainska Pravda 23
“If the elections were to take place, it could lead to the breakdown of the state, which is what our enemy is waiting for. That’s why I think the most correct and wisest decision is to hold elections immediately after the end of martial law.”