Statement on the need to renew transparent and inclusive consultations on amendments to the Election Code of Ukraine
On December 19, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted into law the Election Code of Ukraine. Its adoption and the entering into force of most of its provisions already in January 2020 marked an important step towards the harmonization of the legal framework for elections in Ukraine in line with the recommendations of international and domestic election observer missions.
OPORA Statement on the Need to Resume the Electoral Reform and Prepare for the Regular Local Elections
Civil Network OPORA hereby urges the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the parliamentary committee on the organization of state power, regional development, local self-government, and urban planning to resume and intensify the electoral reform, and legislative preparation to the regular local elections in Ukraine. The recent public and expert discussion of changes to the Electoral Code took place in the Committee on March, 10, and de facto terminated after the escalation of the epidemiological situ...
OPORA Statement on Preliminary Observation Results During the Interim Election in Constituency 179 in Kharkiv Oblast
On March, 15, 2020, a voting took place at the interim elections of the people’s deputy of Ukraine in constituency 179. Civil Network OPORA conducted an independent non-party monitoring of all stages of the electoral process, including the election day, and the vote count.
OPORA Statement on Adopting Electoral Code Upon its Second Review
Civil Network OPORA hereby welcomes the efforts of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to build a dialogue and reach a compromise on the Electoral Code. Political legitimacy of the law is an important element of building public trust to the institute of elections.
OPORA's Position on the Approval of the Electoral Code Before Reconsideration
Before the review of the Electoral Code in the second reading, Civil Network OPORA hereby accentuates the focus of the people’s deputies of Ukraine on the need to provide for full conformity of its provisions with the democratic standards of elections and the Constitution of Ukraine.
OPORA will not observe 2019 December elections in 128 UTCs
Civil Network OPORA is not going to observe the elections to village, settlement and city councils, as well as of the corresponding village, settlement and city heads in united territorial communities, scheduled for December 2019.
Shadow system of subsidy distribution is unacceptable. Statement from OPORA
OPORA has been researching the distribution of state subventions for social and economic development between single-member district in Ukraine for four years already. Based on data analysis for 2016-2019, political factors are influencing the administration of state subventions, and they are distributed nontransparently and unevenly between different regions and districts within the same oblast. In addition, the subvention itself has become an instrument which the government uses to ensure th...
OPORA's statement on dissolution of the Central Election Commission
Today, on September 13, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine implemented a political agreement on early dissolution of the CEC. 341 MPs of Ukraine voted for this decision.
Statement of OPORA concerning early dissolution of the CEC
Early dissolution of the Central Election Commission is expected to happen in the coming days, given the informal presence of 300 votes in the Parliament. OPORA states that the highest election administration body has become a hostage to political situation over the last 15 years, when the regular and extraordinary rotations in the CEC took place, regardless of whether there are grounds to recognize it guilty in systemic gross violations or unlawful actions.