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.
Assessment of the final stage of the 6 December second round in Kryvyi Rih before the closing of polling stations
The final hours of the second round at polling stations in Kryvyi Rih were held in a calm atmosphere, with all electoral subjects generally sticking to legal procedures. All voters had the opportunity to vote freely, and the quarantine restrictions have not critically affect voters' ability to exercise active suffrage at polling stations. However, the complicated epidemic situation has surely had an impact on voters deciding to participate in the election or not. According to OPORA, voter tur...
OPORA Report on the Interim Results of Observation at the Second Round of Elections for Kyryvi Rih City Mayor and the Analysis of Court Rulings at Local Elections
On December, 06, 2020, the city of Kryvyi Rih will have the second round of mayoral elections. The ballot paper included Dmytro Shevchyk (“Servant of the People”) and Kostiantyn Pavlov (“Opposition Platform – For Life”) who gained 25.94% and 9.15% of votes, respectively, on October, 25. The incumbent city mayor, a candidate Yuriy Vilkul (Vilkul Block “Ukrainian Perspective”) won the biggest support in the elections (44.96%) but he withdrew from the second round. The candidate explained his de...
Voting for the State Budget, one sitting in October and 88 MPs-absentees. How the Parliament worked this fall
Ukrainian MPs gathered on 17 plenary meetings this fall: 10 times in September, once in October, and six times in November. During this period, the Parliament has registered 501 draft laws, held 490 votes, and 88 deputies missed more than 30% of the votes. The State Budget and ways to resolve the constitutional crisis were the most discussed topics. Besides that, the Parliament declared elections in Belarus undemocratic, and leaders of all factions united against the spread of COVID-19.
Практика використання адміністративного ресурсу на Черкащині
Спостерігачі Громадянської мережі ОПОРА зафіксували 2 241 порушення виборчого законодавства та міжнародних стандартів виборів (згідно з верифікованими даними на мапі порушень станом на 27 листопада). Серед цих порушень найбільше стосувалися незаконної агітації (1776), процедурних порушень (190), матеріального стимулювання виборців (167). На 4-му місці за кількістю зафіксованих порушень опинився адміністративний ресурс та силове втручання у виборчий процес. Загалом було зафіксовано 79 таких ви...
Assessment of the final stage of 22 November second round
From 4 PM to 8 PM, OPORA's observers continued to observe the second round and assess the adherence to legal procedures by all electoral subjects.