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Russia

Golos Movement denounces harassment by Russian border authorities in the run-up to Presidential Election

The Movement for Defence of Voters' Rights Golos criticises the political surveillance of its participants since August, 2017. Golos participants were subjected to additional checks at border crossing for about 50 times.

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Belarus

Local elections in Belarus: Report on monitoring the formation of precinct election commissions

One of the essential obstacles to the nomination of representatives of political parties and public associations to the PECs is a requirement to possess registered local branches.

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Belarus

Local elections in Belarus: Report on the results of monitoring the registration of nomination groups

According to the observers, the registration of nomination groups was marked by several flaws, e.g. in the Orša district commission.

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Poland

EPDE Winter Camp took place in Poland

The second Winter Camp for election observers of the member organisations of the European Platform for Democratic Elections took place in Warsaw, Poland, involving a large group of experts, observers and volunteers from Eastern and Western Europe.

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Russia

Crucial Changes in Legislation Regarding Russian Presidential Elections of 2018

Belarus

Local elections in Belarus: recent reports

EPDE

Welcome to our new website!

The European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) has launched its new website! Presented in a fresh design, the site offers many new features and possibilities for visitors, members, partners, and journalists. Please note that the content will be uploaded to our new site step by step.

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Russia

"Golos": Lack of Financial Transparency and Competition at Regional Elections

EPDE Member "Golos" has analysed the financing of the election campaign to the recent Regional Elections in Russia.

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Belarus

Local elections in Belarus: Monitoring report on the formation of district election commissions

Executive officials still demonstrated an obviously discriminatory approach to the opposition parties during the formation of the District Election Commissions (DECs). 

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Belarus

Local elections in Belarus: Report on Territorial Election Commissions

Georgia

ISFED final statement on the runoffs of the local elections in Georgia

In 99.7% of polling stations the counting process was conducted without major incidents. The polling station #59 in Ozurgeti was an exception, where, apparently, there was a focused attempt to create disturbances and annul the precinct. 

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Ukraine

EPDE Policy Alert - Electoral Reform In Ukraine #3

Georgia

ISFED reports violations in runoffs of mayoral elections in Georgia

RUSSIA

"Golos" analysed non-transparent campaign financing

Russia

“Golos”: On September 10, Russia held administratively controlled elections

The Central Election Commission' policy of intolerance to violations and fraud had an overall positive effect on the election process. Nevertheless, illegal strategies and tactics are still prevalent in certain regions.

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Russia

Silence in the media: "Golos" on campaign for Russian municipal elections

Municipal elections will take place in Moscow on 10 September 2017. Current campaigning is mostly taking place under the radar. Regional media, including city television and district newspapers, continue to pay little attention to the upcoming elections.

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Ukraine

Call for Applications: Press trip to Ukrainian elections

On the occasion of the Ukrainian local elections on 29 October 2017, the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) October 2017 will organize a press trip to Ukraine for German-speaking journalists, from 23 to 30 October 2017. Please see the full details of this call (in German).

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Russia

Russian regional elections: Independent candidates face discrimination through the "Municipal Filter"

Moldova

Promo-LEX Association celebrates 15th anniversary!

EPDE

EPDE stands for international solidarity among citizens' election observers

Georgia

ISFED identifies challenges in Georgian pre-election environment

Norway

International observation of the Norwegian parliamentary elections

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee, an EPDE member, will organize for the fourth time the international election observation of the Norwegian parliamentary elections, which will take place on Monday, 11th of September.

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Ukraine

Ukrainian local elections will take place on 29 October

France

EPDE network reports on French elections

Foto: G. Melkonyants

Belarus

Report on Belarus Parliamentary Elections

Ukraine

Challenges and Prospects of Electoral Reform in Ukraine - EPDE Policy Paper

France

EPDE research trip to French parliamentary elections

Moldova

Challenges for electoral reform in Moldova discussed at international conference

France

Two new electoral handbooks published by Council of Europe with support of EPDE members

Tthe Council of Europe has recently published the new handbooks "Reporting on elections" and "Using international election standards", in which several EPDE members made their contribution.

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Moldova

EPDE experts contribute to Promo-Lex' conference on electoral reform in Moldova

Georgia

Georgian CSOs concerned about new election regulations

Germany

Job announcement: political public relations manager

Armenia

Independent Observer Public Alliance: Elections in Armenia non-free, accompanied by control over voters

Armenia

Over 2000 violations reported during election day in Armenia

Armenia

Despite some improvements many violations reported during elections in Armenia

Azerbaijan

Assessment report on preparation and result of the 26 September constitutional referendum in Azerbaijan

Russia

Golos coordinator sentenced to four days detention after protests in Saratov

Armenia

Joint Press Conference on the Parliamentary Elections in Armenia

Armenia

Citizen observers: serious shortcomings observed during parliamentary campaign in Armenia

Belarus

Raid in the Office of Belarusian EPDE Member HRC Viasna

Armenia

EPDE condemns the Armenian governments' refusal to invite international citizen election observers

Netherlands

EPDE study visit in Netherlands

Belgium

Round Table “Improving the accountability of Parliamentarians in election observation’’, March 7, 2017, Brussels

Netherlands

EPDE study mission to the Dutch parliamentary elections

Armenia

EPDE held preparatory meetings ahead of the parliamentary elections in Armenia