33 MPs who used subventions for campaigning purposes have got into the Parliament
According to the results of 21 July 2019 parliamentary elections, 33 MPs, who used budget resources for personal media and campaigning purposes, have been re-elected to the Parliament. Three of them were in TOP-12 of MPs who have used state subvention funds for campaigning purposes.
Has the technology of namesakes worked in early parliamentary elections?
If we took all the namesake candidates registered for 21 July 2019 early parliamentary elections, we could make a separate party list with at least 150 candidates.
"Portrait" of the newly-elected IX convocation of Ukrainian Parliament
Verkhovna Rada of IX convocation will undergo 80.4% renewal. Besides that, membership of the Parliament will become younger by 7.4 years, as long as the number of newly-elected future MPs, aged from 21 to 45, has increased by 26%. We received this data from electronic protocols on CEC's website, which are almost completely processed. Civil Network OPORA decided to analyze the age, gender, education, and working experience of candidates, which are soon going to become Members of Parliament. Ba...
On Election Day, OPORA Does Not Identify Any Systemic Violations That Might Affect Election Results
During the election day, observers of the Civil Network OPORA did not identify any systemic violations of election law or conflicts that would destabilize the course of voting or have any significant impact on citizen voting results. However, frequent and recurrent procedural violations made by polling station election commissions and the incompetence or illegitimate intentions of voters had a negative effect on the course of election process on election day on July, 21, 2019.
Electoral ‘Charity’, Breaking the Rules of Campaigning, Misuse of Budget Resources – OPORA Records 2,147 Cases With Signs of Non-Compliance With the Election Law
According to observation findings, it was identified 2,147 cases of non-compliance with the Law of Ukraine “On Election of the People’s Deputies of Ukraine” and with democratic electoral standards. The most widespread violation of the law was the incompliance of electoral subjects with the rules for running the electoral campaign. Another problem is still in applying technologies of financial incentives for voters, and the use of the theme of state subventions for ‘self PR.” The information w...
In June, OPORA Records Campaigning Activities With Signs of Indirect Vote Buying
In June, OPORA observers stated a rather high scale of activities of potential and registered candidates with signs of indirect vote buying. Participants of the election campaign or the charitable organizations related to them offered to voters either free or preferential goods and services, an also implemented infrastructure or social projects in their constituencies. Focus of candidates on financial incentives to voters can jeopardize the environment for free expression of the will of citi...
Elections Inside Out – 2. Political Advertising
Watch the fourth episode of Elections Inside Out. This time, we’ll talk about political advertising.
CEC held a draw to determine sequence of parties in the ballot
On June 26 meeting, the Central Election Commission held a draw to determine sequence of political parties in the ballot. Thus, 21 registered parties have participated in the draw. The information was provided by representatives of Civil Network OPORA, who attended the meeting.
Elections Inside Out – 2. Electoral lists
On 20 June, the CEC has finished receiving registration documents from everyone willing to become a Member of Parliament of the 9thconvocation.