The CEC has discussed preparations for the parliamentary elections. As stated by head of the Commission Lidiya Yarmoshyna, 21 candidates have refused to participate in the parliamentary race. At the moment, 504 people claim 110 deputies briefcases, however, these figures may change. Today, the CEC has approved the issuance of ballot papers. On August, 24, registration of candidates for the Council of the Republic will be completed. The election will be held from August 25 to September 13 at the meeting of the local councils. The election results should be announced before September 30.