Comments reports that one of the opposition leaders Oleksandr Turchynov noted that there was a tough discussion regarding the matter.
The Congress (of the Party) has voted on the decision to take down 26 candidates in favor of the Strike. There are current deputies among them. The decision was tough but it was passed," noted Turchynov.
In his turn, the head of the Party list Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted hat the decision should have been made half a year ago.
"The fact that 26 candidates have been withdrawn will increase the chances of the opposition to win," said Yatsenyuk.
According to the media, there have been 4 current deputies taken off the elections.
Moreover, one of the opposition leaders Anatoliy Hrytsenko said that a separate address of Batkivschyna to Strike has been confirmed. "It deals with a list of things, which will test us after the elections. Among them: the law on recalling a deputy, personal voting, impeachment of the President, moratorium on land sale till 2016, cancellation of the pension reform, Tax Code, and other matters," said Hrytsenko.
Previously, the Strike has withdrawn 32 of its candidates in plurality districts in favor of the opposition and independent candidates.