Eight Active Candidates, Direct Communication and Gifts to Voters. The situation in Constituency No. 197 During the First Month of Elections
In constituency No. 197, there is a fairly high level of competition in the by-elections of the People's Deputy. As of the end of September, the campaign has already become intense and expressive. OPORA observers recorded the activity of 8 candidates, some of whom resorted to financial incentives for voters or shared printed campaign materials without the mandatory data.
In September, 5 Candidates Conduct the Most Active Election Campaign in Constituency No. 184 – OPORA
In September, the most intensive election campaign in constituency No. 184 (Nova Kakhovka, Kherson Oblast) was conducted by 5 registered candidates. 4 of them were active at the unofficial stage of the elections. The first month of the election process was characterized by cases of pre-election charity by potential and registered candidates and by abuse of administrative resources.
ОПОРА не проводила соціологічних досліджень щодо виборів у Харкові
Громадянська мережа ОПОРА звертає увагу на певну неточність в інформації, що шириться рядом харківських онлайн-видань та сторінок у соціальній мережі Facebook. Наша організація не проводила, не замовляла і не презентувала результатів жодних соціологічних досліджень. ОПОРА може відповідати виключно за інформацію, озвучену координатором спостереження в Харківській області Миколою Зінченком.
Civil Network OPORA and NAPC Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation
Today, on September 28, representatives of the Civil Network OPORA and the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to prevent and combat political corruption, including during election campaigns.
Belarus: International human rights groups demand release of Viasna members on first anniversary of crackdown
On the first anniversary of the unprecedented crackdown on the Human Rights Center Viasna ("Viasna") in Belarus, 23 international and Belarusian human rights organizations are launching a campaign to demand the release of seven detained Viasna members, and highlight the plight of hundreds of others, who have been prosecuted and jailed solely for exercising their rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.
OPORA Identifies Key Risks That May Affect The Fair Elections In Kharkiv
Restrictions on political competition, the use of administrative resources, and financial incentives for voters are the key risks that may affect the fairness of the early elections of Kharkiv Mayor on October 31, 2021.
On the eve of the election, a number of potential candidates have launched their campaigns - OPORA
On September 1, the election process started for the by-elections of the People's Deputy in constituencies No.184 (with a center in Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region) and No.197 (with a center in Zolotonosha, Cherkasy region). OPORA observers have registered the actual start of the early campaign by potential candidates in the constituencies. In particular, in August, the activity of 12 potential candidates was recorded: 9 – in a single-member constituency 197, and 3 – in a single-member constitu...
Political Confrontation, New Party and Unofficial Campaign in Kharkiv. Monitoring of Political Ads in Facebook in June, 2021
During the first summer month, the pages of Ukrainian politicians and parties, and the accounts related to politics, shared 11,257 promoted posts. The total investment into promotion of political content was from USD 209,126 to 317,234*. Over the same period of the previous year, according to Facebook Ad Library Report, all numbers were lower: the political PR with the help of Facebook ads cost from USD 178,933 to 273,973. Although the political ads labelling rules have been introduced by Fac...
Memorandum of Law on the CEC’s Rejection to Register an Initiative Group for a National Referendum on Land Matters
On June, 1, 2021, the Central Election Commission received documents from the meeting of Ukraine’s citizens on holding a national referendum by popular initiative on the question: “Do you support a ban on the sale of land of agricultural designation to anyone in addition to the state of Ukraine?” Upon considering the documents, and on the basis of the respective reports from the CEC members attending the meeting, the Commission ruled a Resolution on June, 11, 2021, to reject the registration ...