In the period from June 2018 to January 2019 people’s deputies and political parties used publicly-funded events for self-promotion purposes on more than 1500 occasions
In the period from June 2018 to January 2019 Civil Network OPORA’s observers recorded 1506 cases of using publicly-funded events for the purpose of indirect campaigning in favor of people’s deputies and political parties. In 75.2% of recorded cases those events were financed by means of subvention for socio-economic development of territories, in 5.1% of cases – from Road Fund, in 2.7% of cases – from State Fund for Regional Development. In the remaining 17% of recorded cases, those events we...
CEC withdrew 4 candidates for the President
The Central Election Commission withdrew candidate for the President of Ukraine Serhii Kryvonis. The CEC passed the corresponding resolution on 7 November meeting.
Everyone Votes. Election Inside Out
How to learn whether you are not left out at your election precinct? How to vote if you are planning to be far from home on an election day? Do you need to cancel your trip abroad, if it occurs on the election day and you really want to vote? And, finally, what may happen, if you choose not to vote?
Report on Alleged Use of Budget Resources for Indirect Campaigning (June, 2018 – January, 2019)
One of the key types of abuse with damaging consequences for transparency and competitiveness of electoral process is the budget administrative resource. It denotes the use of public funds and means in favour of certain parties or candidates. In fact, such actions can often take place with no formal breaking of the legally established requirements.
OPORA recruits observers for 31 March election day
Civil Network OPORA announces recruitment of civic observers, who will conduct independent observation of adherence to democratic procedures during the voting process at election precincts on 31 March, 2019 election day.
Second Report on OPORA's Observation Findings of 31 March 2019 Presidential Election
Formation of district election commissions and beginning of their work were two main stages of election administration during the reporting period. Despite some difficulties on the stage of holding the first meetings, DECs are ready to administer the election. These commissions guarantee a wide representation of candidates for the President of Ukraine. However, unfortunately, there are still manipulations around quotas of “technical candidates”.
Election campaign in February: opportunities for administrative resource, lack of financing transparency, and provocative materials about “bribery”
Misuse of administrative resources and transparency of campaign financing became two major challenges in February. This information was reported by representatives of Civil Network OPORA during a press-conference in Kyiv held on December 5.
Press-conference “A month before the election day: campaign trends based on independent civic observation findings”
Any news about election campaign in Ukraine? What are the risks of misuse of administrative resources? This information will be presented by representatives of Civil Network OPORA on its press-conference “A month before the election day: campaign trends based on independent civic observation findings”, to be held on 5 March.
Press-conference “2018 state subventions: trends in distribution and possible use for indirect campaigning”
On 7 March 2019, at 10:30 AM in press-center of the UNIAN Information Agency (4 Khreshatyk St.), Civil Network OPORA holds a press-conference dedicated to distribution of state budget subventions on social and economic regional development of territories.