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Lithuania

IESC publishes paper on Russia’s election meddling

Russia

Regional elections 2018: Politically biased election observation

Russia

Stefanie Schiffer was denied a Russian visa

HDIM

EPDE calls on Russia: Remove the listing

Russia

German scientist community supports EPDE

In an open letter to Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, dozens of German scientists and representatives of think tanks protest against the listing of EPDE as “undesirable organisation”.

 

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Russia

Media coverage of EPDE's listing as "undesirable" in Russia

Russia

Russian Golos forced to temporarily freeze its cooperation with EPDE

The listing of EPDE as „undesirable foreign organisation“ in Russia limits, in the first instance, the rights of Russian citizen election observers and isolates them from international election observation.

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Russia

Kremlin-friendly election observers from Europe and US at the presidential elections in Russia

Russia

Censorship and manipulation: How the media affected the outcome of the election in Russia

Russia

Foreign observation of the illegitimate presidential election in Crimea in March 2018

Russia

Media hate campaign against EPDE

EPDE has become the target of orchestrated smear and defamation campaigns by the Russian media in the run-up to the Russian presidential election.

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Russia

300 observers monitored the presidential election upon individual invitation from the Russian parliament

Russia

DRA on the listing of EPDE and IESC as "undesirable" organisations

The German-Russian Exchange (DRA) declares solidarity with EPDE and IESC, and their striving to promote independent non-governmental international election observation, which can contribute to the legitimacy of fair elections.

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Russia

GOLOS preliminary statement based on the results of presidential election observation

Russia

Reactions on the listing of EPDE as an "undesirable" organisation in the Russian Federation

Russia

Statement by the Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum

The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum expresses its outrage about the inclusion of two civil society initiatives – EPDE and IESC in the list of “undesirable organisations” in Russia and claims that this decision is a move against fair elections and independent election observation.

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Russia

EU calls on Russia to remove EPDE's listing as "undesirable"

Russia

Key European media report on EPDE's listing as "undesirable" in Russia

Several key media from across Europe comment on EPDE's listing as an "undesirable organisation" in Russia.

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Russia

Children, contests and threats: How authorities mobilize voters to participate in the presidential election in Russia

“Golos” experts analysed information from long-term observers in the regions as well as information from the media and the crowdsourcing service "Map of Violations."

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Russia

German goverment criticizes listing of EPDE as "undesirable organization" by the Russian Federation

Russia

EPDE protests against classification as "undesirable organization" in Russia

Berlin

Experts' discussion: Russia before the election

On 1 March 2018, SWP and EPDE jointly hosted experts’ discussion. The speakers raised questions about electoral practices in Russia, stating that Russian authorities stopped active falsification of election results in 2011, but instead introduced "administrative electoral technologies".

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Russia

Presidential Election: Latest reports and analyses

Russia

Golos investigation on how pseudo-public organizations simulate civic participation in Russian elections

Berlin

March 1, Berlin: Russia before the election

Russia

Golos report on the nomination and registration of candidates for the Presidential election (part 2)

Belgium

February 28, Brussels: Perspectives for EU-Russia relations

Czech Republic

The Kremlin’s influence and disinformation in the Czech Presidential election

According to a new report by "European Values" on the past Czech Presidential Elections, where Miloš Zeman was re-elected, a massive disinformation campaign was organized in order to demobilize voters.

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Russia

New Golos report on the nomination and registration of candidates for the Presidential election (part 1)

Current legislative restrictions on the right to be elected president that relate to previous convictions and the need for the presidential nominee to have a valid residence permit, are excessive, unfair, and undemocratic.

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Russia

Golos: More than half of the 121 recommendations of OSCE/ODIHR on elections have not been implemented

Russia

On Crucial Changes in Legislation Regarding Russian Presidential Elections of 2018 as Compared to Elections of 2012

In 2012-2017, 15 changes were introduced to the Federal law “On elections of the President of the Russian Federation,” changing 59 out of 87 articles.

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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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Russia

Golos: Lack of Financial Transparency and Competition at Regional Elections

Russia

"Golos" analysed non-transparent campaign financing

In the first analytical report Golos reveals non-transparent financing of services during elections of governors held in September 2017. According to the report, the significant costs of services of political advisers have not been properly declared. 

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Russia

Fake observation at Russian elections: Golos portraits the "electoral tourists"

There were no official international observers at the September 10, 2017 elections, but election commissions and media reported about a group of foreigners who came to Russia with the informal status of “foreign experts.”

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Russia

Golos criticizes the report of the Presidential Council on regional elections

Golos has criticized a draft report by the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights on the regional elections of September 10. The draft report includes a number of controversial recommendations for the future.

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Russia

Golos analyses German elections

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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Russia

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

In 8 out of 16 regions, non-systemic candidates failed to overcome the “municipal filter” because of obstruction by local and regional authorities. 

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Russia

Golos coordinator sentenced to four days detention after protests in Saratov

On 26 March 2017 Russian police arrested hundreds of mostly young people for joining nationwide anti-corruption protests in Russia. Officially accredited Civic Monitoring Commission was deprived of the right to monitor the activities of the police. 

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Russia

Russian EPDE member "Golos" awarded 2017 Democracy Defender Award in Vienna

Russia

EPDE board member Lilia Shibanova prevented from leaving the Russian Federation

Lilia Shibanova, the founder of the Russian election observation network "Association GOLOS" and a board member of EPDE is currently being prevented from leaving the Russian Federation. 

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Russia

Statistical estimates of vote counting fraud during Russian State Duma elections by Sergey Shpilkin

At least four times in the modern history of Russian elections, vote counting fraud, as estimated statistically, had significant consequences for the political development. 

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Russia

Golos on Duma Elections: far from being free and fair

Considering that, regardless of this year’s reduced coverage of polling stations by independent observers, there were still reports of individual acts of ballot box stuffing, “carousel voting,” voting under pressure, and other irregularities.

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Invitation to the Round Table “Electoral Authoritarianism in the OSCE Region - the Example of the Russian Federation“

Russia

Analitical report on the election campaign in the media, Parliamentary elections, Russian Federation

Russia

Invitation to the public discussion "Russian elections to Duma - preparation for the Presidential elections?"

Russia

Russian Propaganda against Citizens' Election Observers from GOLOS-Movement

On Friday, August 26th - three weeks ahead of the elections to the State Duma - the Russian government-controlled TV channel NTV broadcasted a documentary "The Secret of Golos". 

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Russia

Parliamentary elections in Russia: Registration of political parties and candidates

Russia

Lilia Shibanova, Russian Election Observer Arrested in Belarus

Lilia Shibanova, EPDE board member and founder of the Russian election observation network GOLOS was arrested by Belarusian boarder control at the Lithuanian-Belarusian border in the evening of May 12, 2016.

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Russia

Pro-governmental United Russia candidates illegally financed by EU-based companies

Russia

Invitation to the Round Table “Russian Duma Election 2016: Insights for Action”

Ahead of Russian Duma Election 2016 the organisations Golos, IESC, EPDE and Silc are together launching a new initiative -presenting the results of their long-term election monitoring in Russia on the international level. 

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Russia

Further restrictions against citizens’ election observation in Russia

According to the new amendment, domestic observers are not able to conduct observation at several polling stations on the voting day but can be deployed only to one particular polling station.

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EPDE

Citizens’ election observation under pressure - Challenges for international institutions and civil society

The topic of the event is the increasing political, legal and administrative pressure against independent citizens' observers in OSCE countries. Examples from Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Belarus will be discussed.

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Russia

Statement on the Results of Civic Election Observation

On the election day “Golos” reported various instances of such violations in publications, press releases from regional branches, and via the regular video feed of the call center and the press center.

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Russia

Golos Report on the Final Stage of Agitation

As a rule, the targets are opposition parties and candidates who are perceived to be serious competitors to the authorities. Unfortunately, in these situations the police is often sluggish or simply does nothing.

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Russia

Local elections in Russia, 13.09.2015: Golos Report on the Agitation

There are increasingly more cases of hindrance of lawful campaign activities, and law enforcement agencies do not always intervene to prevent such acts. 

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Russia

GOLOS analyses unlawful foreign campaign financing

Judging by this year’s continuing trend, the number of re-elected governors with foreign donors will increase after Election Day on September 13. The biggest beneficiaries of foreign funds are the candidates nominated by the ruling “United Russia”.

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