Strengthening independence of Ukraine’s Central Election Commission: proposals for reform
The Parliament should immediately consider termination of office of the twelve commissioners with the expired terms and, subsequently, consider the President’s slate of nominees. Once the new CEC composition is approved by Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada should consider the amendments to the Constitution and to the Law on the Central Election Commission that seek to strengthen the independence of the Commission and enforce Commissioners to hold their posts and observe the legall...
Public discussion between candidates for CEC members
Public discussion between candidates for members of the Central Election Commission, submitted by the President of Ukraine, will be held on 23 September in the Parus Business Center (2 Mechnykova St., Kyiv city).
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine should immediately consider the formation of new CEC membership – OPORA
Besides delaying the rotation of CEC members, there are other risks – politicization of the appointment process and making it populist, OPORA's experts say.
STATEMENT OF OPORA CONCERNING THE ONGOING CEC ROTATIONS
Civil Network OPORA calls on the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to urgently consider President's submission of new CEC members and pass a decision in accordance with the Law of Ukraine on the Central Election Commission and the Rules of Parliamentary Procedure.
Press-conference “Reception offices of parliamentary factions and majoritarian MPs: where to find them?”
On Thursday 14 July, atr 11:30 AM in the UNIAN Information Agency (4 Khreshatyk St., Kyiv), Civil Network OPORA holds a press-conference to present the results of inspection of public receptions belonging to parties, which have parliamentary factions (Petro Poroshenko Bloc, People's Front, Opposition Bloc, Samopomich Union, Radical Party of Oleh Liashko, and All-Ukrainian Union Batkivshchyna), and 198 MPs, elected in single-member districts. OPORA's representatives will tell about: the cu...
How to make the Parliament do the job
Reforming the Rules of Parliamentary Procedure: not much European recommendations implemented
How does a good and real party look like? Video
Talking about a good party, which can efficiently work in the parliament, one should mention voter interests, distinct ideological principles, a detailed program, teamwork, transparent financing and membership fees, open and public activities.
What experts and MPs think about achievements of Ukrainian Parliament after 1.5 years
How does Ukrainian Parliament of VIII convocation work? How effectively do MPs fulfill their duties? How do they communicate with the voters and how well the Parliament succeeds in its goal – becoming an open and transparent legislative body? These questions were discussed on Monday 13 June National Forum titled: “How the Parliament has changed over 1.5 years.” Over one hundred representatives of civil society, mass media, assistants to MPs and various government institutions participated in ...
OPORA, CHESNO and ISES warn about the risks related to the current edition of bill №4696 on the «reform» of the rules of procedure of the Ukrainian Parliament
According to analysis conducted by experts from OPORA, CHESNO and Institute for Social & Economic Studies (ISES) current edition of the bill №4696 on amendments to Rules of Procedure of the Parliament of Ukraine, initiated by Andriy Parubiy, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, contains serious risks for Ukrainian parliamentarism. Therefore, CHESNO and OPORA suggest restarting bill preparation process with broad consultation on rules of procedure reform based both upon&...