24 September 2015Євген РоманенкоInternational standards violated while redistricting in Chernihiv oblastTerritorial election commissions have drawn boundaries in Chernihiv oblast almost a week ago, with adherence to the requirements of the effective law on local elections. Taking into consideration that there are no strict directions for redistricting, observers of the OPORA decided to analyze redistricting process and correlation of the number of...
15 April 2015Олександр КлюжевIs the coalition efficient?In spite of post-electoral forecasts, such a "wide" coalition between five factions has demonstrated it can coordinate interests and prevent acute political conflicts.
Modern European parliament working on a high-quality level and targeted on making professional decision – is a brave ambition. On 5 February, Ukrainian citizen parliamentary monitoring organizations presented a mechanism that may be used to embody this ambition during a presentation of the Parliament Modernization Program and Ukraine's official joining to the international Declaration on Parliamentary Openness in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Today, on 6 February, Civil Network OPORA launches citizen observation of early mayoral election in Kryvyi Rih. Observation campaign finishes when election outcomes are officially announced in accordance with the procedure established by the Law of Ukraine on Local Elections.
How extensive is the corruption problem in Ukraine? What percentage of the population is involved in corrupt dealings? Which institution is the most corrupt, and which ones have decreasing levels of corruption? Who is responsible for combating corruption, and how active are the citizens themselves? Answers to these and a number of other questions related to a research into corruption issues were presented on 27 January at a public discussion titled “Corruption practices in Ukraine: perception VS real experience of citizens”. Representatives of the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology have presented at the event the results of a nationwide public opinion poll covering corruption in Ukraine in 2015 compared to polls made in 2007-2009, 2011.
Which mechanisms secured implementation of electoral rights of Ukrainian citizens in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in autumn of 2015 despite the armed conflict? Which risks may appear if Ukraine's internally displaced persons are deprived of electoral rights? Which international standards exist to guarantee general and equal suffrage for IDPs, and which successful international practices may be applied to solve this issue in Ukraine? What is a politically motivated observation, and which “fake” international missions have been functioning during local election campaign?
We are grateful to everyone who has joined our team, who shares our ideas and works hard towards common goals! We stood shoulder-to-shoulder all these years, giving a good support to each other. Each and every one of you made today's results possible.
We wish you inspiration and successful self-realization. Let all your efforts be reflected in your achievements!
Having analyzed this year's parliamentary activities of MPs, who were elected in single-member districts of Kyiv, we may state that the attendance at plenary sittings and committees is still an issue, as well as the fact that many MPs continue ignoring the voting in Parliament.
According to the parallel vote tabulation results based on 100% of processed precinct protocols, local party cell of the Revival party wins the highest number of votes in election to Krasnoarmiisk City Council – 58.64% of votes.
On 29 November, Civil Network OPORA and Donetsk Oblast Organization of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine conducted observation and parallel vote tabulation with 100% of election precincts covered in Krasnoarmiisk. Based on observer reports, OPORA trusts that the results at polling stations in general reflect the will of the people.
The voting process on 29 November 2015 in Krasnoarmiisk and Mariupol passed quietly, in accordance with legislative requirements, and without systematic or centralized violations. We may say the same, with a few exceptions, about tabulation of votes at election precincts. However, there were some gross election law violations, particularly at polling station #141088 in Krasnoarmiisk, which must be immediately investigated by law-enforcement bodies in an unbiased manner.
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