Two Years in Rada: Key Trends and Presidential Influence
Following the recent 2019 extraordinary parliamentary elections, the presidential party “Servant of the People” gained a solid win and managed to build the majority in the Rada, single-handedly. The newly elected President, Volodymyr Zelensky, received a favourably disposed mono majority from the “Servant of the People.” Although the President had certain limited powers, he actively contributed to the formation of the first composition of the Government, also followed by the second round. Vol...
The Parliament’s Legislative Activities: How Many Draft Laws Are Registered and How Fast They Are Processed
Session on session, the parliament keeps registering increasingly more legislative initiatives. Thus, as of June, 2021, the Verkhovna Rada of the 9th convocation registered 3,696 draft laws but as little as 12% of them have been passed. Meanwhile, over the same period, the Verkhovna Rada of the 8th convocation registered more initiatives – 4,602. At the same time, they approved more of them, too – 14%. Analysts of the Civil Network OPORA have explored into the process of registering and p...
OPORA Report on Interim Elections of People’s Deputies of Ukraine in Single-Member Constituencies No 50 and No 87 In View of Establishing Their Results
The Law of Ukraine “On Elections of People’s Deputies of Ukraine” applicable for the interim elections of the members of Parliament foresaw the establishment of results by April, 12, 2021, inclusive. The terms were successfully followed in constituency No 50 (Pokrovsk, Donetsk Oblast), whereas in constituency No 87 (Nadvirna, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast) the process of establishing voting results has been largely delayed because of court proceedings about the violations and DEC decisions.
Electoral Reform: A Decade-Long Road
Виборче законодавство в Україні змінювалось доволі часто, тому одним з найпопулярніших аргументів на користь кодифікації була можливість стабілізації нормативної бази та підвищення якості виборчих практик. Ключовим наслідком виборчої реформи стало законодавче закріплення механізмів та гарантій реалізації виборчих прав громадян, зокрема рівності представництва жінок та чоловіків у виборчому процесі, розширення доступності виборчих процедур для людей з інвалідністю, забезпечення виборчих...
Report on survey findings of the Civil Network OPORA on participation of women in the 2020 local elections
From October, 2020 to March, 2021, the network of civic ombudsmen for electoral rights of the Civil Network OPORA was running a survey on participation of women in the 2020 local elections, such as about the effects of the mandatory gender quota in the elections on a better access of women to decision-making.
The process for establishing precinct election commissions in the interim elections of people’s deputies in one-member constituencies No 50 and No 87
The process of establishing precinct election commissions was running under the provisions of the Law of Ukraine “On Elections of People’s Deputies of Ukraine” valid in part of the organization of the preparation and conduct of interim elections of people’s deputies of Ukraine. The total number of precinct election commissions established at the interim elections of the people’s deputies of Ukraine in constituencies No 50 and No 87 is 229, of which 112 account for Donetsk region, and 117 have...
Summary of the first month of pre-election campaign in by-elections of people’s deputies of Ukraine in district election constituencies (DEC) No.50 and No.87
On November 27 and December 22, 2020, the Central Election Commission called the by-elections of people’s deputies in single-member constituencies No.50 (Donetsk oblast) and No.87 (Ivano-Frankivsk oblast), correspondingly. By-elections were called in connection with the victory in regular local elections gained by MP Ruslan Trebushkin, who ran for mayor of Pokrovsk, and MP Zinoviy Andriyovych, who was elected head of Nadvirna territorial community.
As Little As 30% of Deputies of Oblast and City Councils Run to Be Re-Elected at Local Elections
Civil Network OPORA analyzed how many deputies of Oblast and city councils managed to be re-elected in 2020.
OPORA's 2020: the year in numbers and more
This year turned out to be very different and challenging for all humankind. Ukraine was also on board, of course. In addition to the pandemic, 2020 brought our country elections under a new Election Code and a new electoral system, a new form of ballots, and many new electoral procedures. How did Civil Network OPORA overcome the challenges of this year? We have collected a few success stories to be proud of when looking back and inspired for new achievements.