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2013

ISFED (Georgia): Final Report on the long-term observation of the Presidential Elections, 27 October 2013

The present document is a report of monitoring of the October 27, 2013 presidential elections by the International Society of Fair Elections and Democracy (hereinafter, the ISFED). 

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EPDE protests against arrest of independent election observer Anar Mammadli in Baku

EMDS has carried out independent observation of the last Presidential elections in Azerbaijan in October 2013 and has published a critical assessment of the election process.

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Statement on the human rights situation with EPDE member organisations

EPDE has to state with concern that a number of home states of EPDE member organizations are marked by a regression in the field of free and democratic elections, grossly violated human rights, with ongoing harassment of civil society activists.

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Experts’ Discussion on Citizens’ Election Observation in the Eastern Partnership and the Russian Federation in 2013

EPDE protests against pressure on EMDS (AZ)

On 31 October the General Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan conducted a search in the office of EPDE member organization Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre (EMDS) in Baku.

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ISFED (Georgia) presents PVT projections on election day

ISFED (Georgia): Sixth Interim Report on Pre-Election Monitoring

Observers reported two acts of political pressure and threats against member of Sakrebulo and three acts of physical assault on political grounds. Eelection campaign posters were intentionally damaged in three instances. 

 

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EMDS (AZ) first post-election statement on investigation of election complaints

EMDS regrets that the CEC, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court failed to ensure effective remedy mechanisms for complaints on election violations and therefore impartial investigation of election violations did not take place.

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SUMMER SCHOOL AND OBSERVATION OF THE GERMAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION

ISFED (Georgia) publishes its fifth report on the pre-election campaign

During the period from September 8, 2013, through October 6 ISFED identified five acts of pressure on voters who were forced to attend pre-election meetings and one case that involved physical assault.

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EPDE member EMDS (AZ) regrets misleading opinions on independent observers

EMDS regrets false statements made by state officials on opinions of domestic and international organizations about the Presidential Election and calls the government to demonstrate political will to conduct objective investigation of complaints.

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EPDE concerned about EP and PACE statement on presidential election in Azerbaijan

Source: News Agency "Trend"

EPDE Member EMDS (Azerbaijan) Preliminary Report on Presidential Elections in Azerbaijan

EMDS noted that the voting process was marred with serious violations as multiple voting, organised group voting, voters whose name were not on thevoter lists and ballot-box stuffing. 

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ISFED fourth interim report on Presidential Elections in georgia, 27 October 2013

EPDE Member EMDS (Azerbaijan) issues first Report about Nomination and Registration of Candidates of Presidential Elections in Azerbaijan

EPDE Member Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) issues Press release of the Norwegian Parliamentary Elections 9 September 2013

Foto: Tom Henning Bratlie

GOLOS Press Release on regional and local elections in Russia: Election Day Proceedings

Moscow, 9 September 2013: 8 September 2013 became the first "Single Voting Day", transferred to the second Sunday of September instead of two Single Voting Days, previously (since January 1, 2006) held in March and October.

 

 

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GOLOS 2nd report on regional and local elections in Russia: Election Campaign

In a number of cases, the Russian Federation’s Central Election Commission overturned the decisions of lower election commissions to refuse to certify and register party lists and candidates for the regional elections. 

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EPDE Member ISFED - Georgia issues THIRD Report of the Pre - Election - Monitoring

Tblisi, 2 September 2013: EPDE Member International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) presents third pre-election monitoring report for the October 27, 2013, presidential elections.The report covers the period from August 5 through August 20, 2013.

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GOLOS 1st report on regional and local elections in Russia

 

The movement for the defence of voters’ rights, GOLOS, is presenting its first overview of the elections in Russia, which are scheduled to be held on 8 September 2013. This summary includes materials from activists and experts associated with GOLOS, as well as expert reports and analyses taken from publicly available sources.

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EPDE Member ISFED - Georgia issues SECOND Report of the Pre - Election - Monitoring

EPDE and its member Golos Start Observing the Local Elections, 8 September 2013

EPDE meets with ODIHR Director Lenarcic in Warsaw

EPDE concerned about the Postponement of Local Elections in Kyiv

EPDE and its Ukrainian member organization OPORA are worried about consequences in realization of constitutional rights of citizens and the right on local self-government, which result from the Decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

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Russian EPDE Member GOLOS faces to be shut down – European Institutions alarmed on the crackdown on Russian Civil Society

EPDE concerned about change of electoral system in Moldova behind closed doors

The European Platform for Democratic Elections and its Moldovan member organization Promo-LEX Association are alarmed by the hurried and non-transparent modification of the electoral system in Moldova. 

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EPDE protests against ongoing repression towards GOLOS

The European Platform for Democratic Elections protests against ongoing harassment and legal prosecution of its member organisation, the Association GOLOS and of its director Lilia Shibanova.

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EPDE Strategy for Municipal Elections in Erevan

EPDE Statement on Presidential Elections in Armenia, 18 February 2013

EPDE protests detention of civic activists in Azerbaijan

Presentation of EPDE at the European Parliament in Brussels