Former prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko intends to head the list of the Hromada All-Ukrainian Association party's list of candidates for this year's parliamentary elections.
The press service of the party announced this in a statement.
"The party will go to the polls, headed by its leader - Pavlo Ivanovych Lazarenko, who will head the first five names on the party's list. The list will also include scientists, representatives of local self-government, and public figures," the statement says.
The party plans to hold its congress in the village of Peschanka (Novomoskovskyi district of the Dnipropetrovsk region) on August 4, during which delegates will discuss the party's pre-election measures and parliamentary candidates.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the San Francisco District Court (United States) sentenced Lazarenko to 108 months in jail and fined him USD 10 million on August 25, 2006, for money laundering and sale of illegally acquired property abroad when he was Ukraine's prime minister.
Lazarenko was initially accused of laundering USD 114 million through American banks.
He is expected to be freed from an American prison on November 1 while the Ukrainian parliamentary elections will be held on October 28.
The parliamentary elections will be conducted based on a mixed electoral system: 225 deputies will be elected from party lists in the national constituency and 225 from majority constituencies.