Preliminary monitoring results of investigations into electoral crimes committed during 2015 local elections in Ukraine (September 2016)
According to OPORA's data received in June – beginning of September 2016 there were 422 pre-trial investigations initiated under Articles 157-160 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine during 2016 regular local elections. Most of pre-trial investigations concerned voter bribery – 159 investigations, Article 160 of the CrCU; impeding the free exercise of voting rights, activities of election commissions and official observers – 97 investigations, Article 157.
2015 local elections: efficiency of investigations into crimes against electoral rights of citizens
Another two thirds of pre-trial investigations related to 2015 local elections are closed as of 11 September 2016. However, the number of bills of indictment is quite low compared to the number of closed criminal proceedings. Only one sixth of them were sent to trial.
Press-conference "2015 local elections: are electoral criminals punished?"
ANNOUNCEMENT On Tuesday, 13 September, at 11:30 in the press-center of UNIAN Information Agency (4 Khreshatyk St., Kyiv) Civil Network OPORA is holding a press-conference where experts and jurists of the organization will present an interim assessment of investigation results in crimes against electoral rights of citizens committed during 2015 local elections, and give an independent assessment of adherence to the certainty of punishment principle in Ukraine. They will discuss the following...
OPORA has prepared a digest on investigation of electoral crimes in 2015 regular local elections
Civil Network OPORA has been monitoring the investigation of criminal proceedings, which concern 2015 regular local elections including 2015 local elections in Mariupol and Kramatorsk (Donetsk oblast) and 2016 early mayoral election in Kryvyi Rih.
Polling stations in Kryvyi Rih opened on time with little procedural violations – OPORA
According to the data gathered by official observers of Civil Network OPORA, there were no gross violations on the beginning of election day in early election of Kryvyi Rih city mayor. Observers reported calm atmosphere on preparatory meetings of PECs and opening of polling stations. At the same time, a number of procedural violations occurred in PECs.
Press-conference “On the eve of election day in Kryvyi Rih: preliminary observation summary by OPORA”
ANNOUNCEMENT On Thursday, 24 March, at 11:30 AM, Civil Network OPORA will conduct a press-conference dedicated to the final stage of election campaign in Kryvyi Rih. The event will be held the UNIAN Information Agency (4 Khreshatyk St., Kyiv). Discussion topics: Was election process in Kryvyi Rih organized in accordance with current legislation and international standards of electoral process? Have the candidates been campaigning actively? Which violations of campaigning rules did obser...
Problematic aspects of elections in Ukraine: a view from inside and outside
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”...
Second Round of 2015 Mayoral Election: First and second round results of mayoral election winners. Infographics
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.
STATEMENT on CEC Explanations of the election process regulations for Mariupol and Krasnoarmiisk
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 fo...