Ukrainian EPDE members CVU and Opora publish expert reports


Civic Network Opora and the Committee of Voters of Ukraine together with the international EPDE experts published four analysis on the conditions for democratic elections in Ukraine. Arkadii Lubarev from the Association Golos, Moscow, analyzed the implication of the new local election law. Steffen Halling from the Berlin based German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) monitored the election campaign in the Donbass region controlled by the Ukrainian government. Anton Shekhovtsov from the Legatum Institute (London) researched the quality and impartiality of the international election observation missions. Elena Nezhiradze (Tbilisi) analyzed the limited right to vote for the Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine. The expert team, who conducted the research during the local elections on October 25 and November 15, 2015, was 15 EPDE short-term observers from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Norway, Poland and Russia monitored the election day in the Kyiv area. The project was founded by the European Union, the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Polish-German Cooperation Foundation.

You can find the reports done by the EPDE experts here:

1. 2015 Local elections in Ukraine: a view from outside. Ukrainian legislation on local elections and its application in the Elections on October 25, 2015: Arkadii Liubarev


2. 2015 Local elections in Ukraine: a view from outside. The wright of IDPs to vote: International practice and and options for Ukraine: Elene Nizharadze.  The 2015 local elections in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine: Steffen Halling. International observation with political at the 2015 local elections: Anton Shekhovtsov

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