OPORA expects efficient investigation of violations committed on campaigning event of candidate Maksym Mykytas (SMD #206, Chernihiv)
On 15 June 2016, a group of unidentified individuals used the force to restrict two OPORA's officially registered observers from entering a communal enterprise City Palace of Culture when self-nominated candidate Maksym Mykytas (SMD #206) was holding a campaigning event there. There were around 500 voters attending the event.
OPORA has received a permission to deploy official observers in 7 districts
The Central Election Commission granted OPORA a permission to deploy official observers in by-election of MPs in single-member districts # 23, 27, 85, 114, 151, 183, and 206, scheduled for 17 July 2016.
On the eve of the voting day: situation in Chernihiv, electoral violations, and preliminary summary of OPORA monitoring campaign
It's almost 2 months of election campaign in district #205, and only 17 candidates are actively campaigning, including Hennadii Korban (UKROP party) and Serhii Berezenko (Petro Poroshenko Block party), whose campaigning efforts come along with numerous incidents having features of voter bribery, misuse of administrative resource, and violation of campaigning rules. Overall, the voters will have to choose from a record-breaking number of candidates – 91. OPORA condemns provocative and us...
Civil Network OPORA makes a STATEMENT concerning the situation in district #205 and biggest challenges of the election process
As long as regular local elections are going to be held soon in Ukraine, by-election of an MP of Ukraine in single-member district #205 (Chernihiv) are quite significant to the state, which will have to prove that it can secure adherence to international and domestic electoral standards, as well as guarantee due legal response to law violations. After 2014 early parliamentary elections in Ukraine, when the certain progress in adherence to electoral standards was reached, Ukrainian state autho...
Press-conference (Kyiv):Two days before the elections: situation in Chernihiv, electoral violations, and preliminary results of OPORA monitoring campaign
On 24 July 2015, at 12:30 p.m. in the UNIAN Information Agency (4 Khreshatyk St., Kyiv), a press-conference titled "Two days before the elections: situation in Chernihiv, electoral violations, and preliminary results of OPORA's monitoring campaign" will be held by the Civil Network OPORA.
Chernihiv: candidates beaten at press-conference held by Liashko
Today, a group of young men started a fight right at Expert Opinion press-center during press-conference of Oleh Liashko. According to the witnesses, men attacked MP candidate in district #205 Oleksii Durniev, who had argued with MP Oleh Liashko.
Chernihiv: social agreements with candidate Berezenko
Headquarters of the MP candidate Serhii Berezenko, nominated by the Solidarity Petro Poroshenko Block in district #205 has been actively concluding so-called social agreements with Chernihiv citizens for already few months. Opponents of Serhii Berezenko, particularly Hennadii Korban, have repeatedly affirmed that Chernihiv citizens receive 400 UAH after signing a social agreement.
Newspaper containing Black PR against Berezenko disseminated in Chernihiv
On 19 July, in the morning, the Patriot Chernihova newspaper without an imprint was distributed, containing information aimed to discredit activities of MP candidate Serhii Berezenko, nominated in SMD #205, and his headquarters.
District #205: political opponents of Serhii Berezenko searched his office for money prepared to bribe the voters
Approximately at 3 p.m. on Saturday in Chernihiv, Hetmana Polubotks St., another political conflict has burst out similar to the incident covered by the OPORA when money, cartridges and lists of campaigners of Serhii Berezenko were found in a car. These premises were registered before as public reception of ex MP of Ukraine Valerii Kulich from the PPB, who is the Head of Chernihiv Oblast State Administration now. According to representatives of Hennadii Korban's headquarters and other wit...