Ukraine parliament election may happen on July 21: presidential adviser

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy (L) and his lawyer and adviser Andriy Bogdan (R) attend a meeting with lawmakers in Kiev, Ukraine May 21, 2019. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine may hold a snap parliamentary election on July 21, an adviser to new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday after Zelenskiy held consultations with lawmakers.

“We see the most acceptable date for the election – July 21, 2019,” lawyer Andriy Bogdan told reporters.

Bogdan also said Zelenskiy may announce appointments to some official positions on Tuesday. Bogdan is seen as a possible contender to become the head of the presidential administration.

Reporting by Natalia Zinets; writing by Matthias Williams

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