18 November 2015Руслана ВеличкоЧому в Україні досі немає буму сонячної енергетики, – думка експертаМіжнародний експерт з питань зміни клімату, голова наглядової ради Фонду цільових екологічних інвестицій, один з провідних фахівців в Україні Олексій Хабатюк у інтерв’ю розповів Громадянській мережі ОПОРА про особливості української сонячної енергетики в європейському контексті.
Would you like to know which candidate made a fast progress at the final stage of election campaign, who managed to get the mayoral position despite receiving fewer votes in the first round compared to a competitor, and who lost support of the voters in between of elections? See answers to these and other questions in an analysis made by the Civil Network OPORA.
Second round election of city mayors held on 15 November was the most resonant in Dnipropetrovsk, with Borys Filatov and Oleksandr Vilkul competing. Civil Network OPORA conducted the parallel vote tabulation (PVT) in this oblast center and, created an information system based on PTV results per election precincts and as well as on final results of election.
On 19 November 2015, the CEC has approved Explanations concerning application of the Law of Ukraine on Local Elections in organization and conduct or regular elections of local council members and city mayors in Krasnoarmiisk and Mariupol. According to the paragraph 8 of these Explanations, election campaigning shall not be held in election of local council members and city mayors on 29 November 2015. Thus, local party cells, which are electoral subjects, are not allowed to campaign in any forms before the regular local elections in Krasnoarmiisk and Mariupol. However, OPORA suggests to change the Explanations and allow the candidates campaign until 12 am of the last Friday before the election day.
TV program Dear Deputies is a joint project of the OPORA, Hromadske TV, and the First National TV Channel, the First National TV channel and USAID's program the RADA. This weekly program provides the audience information about activities and inaction of MPs, their salaries, offices, internal matters, soviet spirit of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and international experience of parliamentarism. This program is goaled to explain complicated things in a comprehensible way and make people smile if there is a reason.
During the second round of mayoral election on 15 November, official observers of Civil Network OPORA monitored electoral procedures at polling stations chosen by a representative sampling in 29 cities of Ukraine. In Dnipropetrovsk, OPORA organized the parallel vote tabulation at 100% of polling stations.
According to the results of parallel vote tabulation, conducted by OPORA's observers at 100% of polling stations in Dnipropetrovsk, the results of the second round held on 15 November are the following:
Second round of mayoral elections was held in 29 cities without significant violations or conflicts and in accordance with the procedures established by the Law. The number of violations committed by election commissions and other electoral subjects during the second round has decreased in comparison to the voting process on 25 October. Despite there were some incidents and events that could be classified as gross violations, OPORA has estimated that violations detected at polling stations couldn't influence final results of the second round election.
According to the data gathered by OPORA's observers, deployed to polling stations selected by a representative sampling, the nationwide voter turnout as of 4:00 PM of November 15 is 34% (margin of error ±1.1%). It should be mentioned that the turnout was higher in 12.6% on 25 October – 46,6% (margin of error ±1.1%).
The voting process continues without major abuses, non-typical incidents and systematic violation of the Law. The number of violations detected by observers of Civil Network OPORA as of 4:00 PM remains low, and tendencies reported before midday remain stable. Violation of the voting secrecy, particularly when a voter intentionally discloses his/her choice or takes a picture of marked ballot paper, is the most widespread violation reported by observers.
According to the data gathered by OPORA's observers, deployed to polling stations selected by a representative sampling, the nationwide voter turnout as of 4:00 PM of November 15 is 26.4% (margin of error ±0.9%). It should be mentioned that the turnout was higher in 9.6% on 25 October – 36% (margin of error ±0.7%).
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