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2014

Repressions in Azerbaijan: civic observers unable to monitor municipal elections on 23 December 2014

EPDE expresses solidarity with political prisoners in Azerbaijan, Warsaw, 12 December 2014

Public discussion with civic observers from Ukraine, Moldova and Russia, Warsaw, 11 December, 19.00, Club Chmury

EPDE expert assessment on the parliamentary election in Moldova

EPDE to send expert mission to Moldova

EPDE holds training for citizens observers in Armenia

Presidential elections in Romania: EPDE experts' mission conclusions

The presidential election in Romania was conducted in a competitive environment, with 14 candidates registered for the first round.

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First results of the election observation from CVU and OPORA

5,5 years of prison for EPDE board member Anar Mammadli

Voting in Donbas: updated map

Shibanova: "We hope that ECHR can stop the destruction of the most powerful and independent NGOs in Russia"

It has been more than two years since as a number of Russian NGOs appealed to the ECHR to consider the facts of pressure that has been systematically used by the Russian authorities against civil society...

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Video: Golos' Press Conference on Election Day, Moscow, 15.09.2014

Press conference conducted by Association Golos in Moscow, 15 September 2014:

See the video HERE (Russian)

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Golos' Preliminary Statement on Election Day, Regional and Local Elections, Russia

The fact that the outcome of the elections was predictable and that no real contest was involved resulted in reduced interest among voters. Voter turnout in most regions came in at between fifteen and thirty per cent.

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Golos' report on regional and local elections in Russia

According to the Central Election Commission (CEC) of the Russian Federation, there are 5322 elections and referenda scheduled for 14 September 2014, including 30 gubernatorial elections.

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Moscow City Court: Golos is not a "foreign agent"

On September 1, 2014 the Moscow City Court canceled the decision to bring the Golos Association and Lilia Shibanova to administrative responsibility for allegedly receiving foreign funding while not being registered as "foregn agent".

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EPDE Panel Discussion "Ukraine after the Presidential and before Parliamentary elections. Developments in the East of the country"

Worldwide protest against conviction of Anar Mammadli, EPDE board member - GNDEM Letter to President Aliyev

ISFED Statement on Local Elections in Georgia 15 June 2014

EPDE at the annual conference of Global Network of Domestic Election Montoring GNDEM

NEWS AND REPORTS

Mission statement of the European Platform for Democratic Elections

Kyiv, 27th May

European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) led a mission of short-term observers for the presidential election in Ukraine. Initially, 823 observers were supposed to be deployed across all Ukrainian regions.

 

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Elections Unanimously Declared Fair and Free by OPORA, CVU, and EPDE

Three election observation missions presented their results of the Ukrainian presidential and local elections. Together, the three organizations deployed more than 6,000 independent elections observers across all Ukrainian regions.

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EPDE observers after ballots counting complete short-term mission

Monitoring was carried out not only in Ukrainian districts but also in the embassies of Ukraine in Russian Federation and Finland. Unfortunately, observers were not allowed to attend polling station in Consulate in Rostov on Don.

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EPDE observers visited 1049 polling stations during the presidential elections in Ukraine in 2014

Kyiv, 25th May

At 8:00pm, international observers of the short-term monitoring mission attended 1049 polling
stations in 9 regions of Ukraine.

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Mid-day Summary of Ukrainian Presidential Elections

This is a summary report of three election observation missions from the Ukrainian NGO Committee of Voters of Ukraine (CVU), OPORA Network, and the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE), which together have almost 6,000 observers in all Ukrainian regions.

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EPDE observers continue monitoring the elections in Ukraine

URGENT: operative information about the work of election commissions in the Donetsk region at 9:00

Donetsл, 25th May, 2014

Observers of joint monitoring campaign DRO "Committee of Voters of Ukraine" and network OPORA in Donetsk reporting that on 9:00 15 District Election Commissions didn’t work:

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EPDE observers went to the Ukrainian polling stations from 7 am

There are more than 200 international observers in nine regions of Ukraine. Our observers were present at the opening of 75 polling stations. Mobile teams of two observers should visit on election day about 1,500 PECs.

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Joint Press conference of Domestic Observers and International Experts

Joint Press conference of Domestic Observers and International Experts, 27 May 2014, at 11.00 Independent domestic observers and international experts evaluate the conduct of election campaign and the voting day.

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Contact to Domestic Election Observers and Experts in Ukraine

Kyiv, 23rd May 2014

We hope that you arrived well in Kiev! We invite you to make the International Media Center your base of operations for your stay here.

 

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Russian and Ukrainian Election Observers unite in solidarity to observe presidential elections in Ukraine 25 May

All members of the mission have experience from monitoring elections in Russia on behalf of the renowned Russian election watchdog organization Golos. 

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9 years prison requested for EPDE board member Anar Mammadli

On 21st May at the Baku Court of Grave Crimes, the state prosecutor requested 9 years prison sentence for Anar Mammadli, 8 years 6 months for his deputy Bashir Suleymanli and 8 years 6 months for Elnur Mammadov, Director ICV.

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EPDE, OPORA, CVU: Joint Press Conference "Preparations for elections - Expectations for Election Day"

Kyiv, 22nd May 2014

EPDE, OPORA, CVU announced a Joint Press Conference "Preparations for elections - Expectations for Election Day", May 23, 1 pm, Venue: International Media Center, 27a Khreshatyk street, Kyiv

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The CEC of Ukraine refused the accreditation of EPDE mission

May 19th the Central Election Commission of Ukraine issued accreditation for observers from international organizations. To our great disappointment, our mission has not received the expected accreditation.

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Civil Society Media Center opens in Kyiv

Domestic observer’s groups Committee of Voters of Ukraine (CVU) and the Civil Network OPORA supported by the experts of EPDE open their International Media Center in Kyiv for the upcoming Presidential Elections in Ukraine.

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EPDE Civic Experts’ Mission to the Presidential Elections in Ukraine Starts its Field Visit to Ukraine

Until 15th May, the EPDE Experts’ team (Arkadii Lyubarev, Piotr Andrusieczko and Maria Amparo Tortosa-Garrigós) will carry out their research on certain aspects.

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EPDE conducts election observation of the upcoming Presidential elections in Ukraine

EPDE conducts observation of the voting during the upcoming Ukrainian Presidential election and invites EDPE members and all Declaration of Global Principles endorsers to participate in this election observation.

 

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Ukraine elections 2014: Press release by CVU and OPORA on the first stage of election campaign

Based on the results of a long-term observation during the first stage of election campaign for the 2014 Presidential elections in Ukraine, the two monitoring organisations came up with their conclusions.

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First Court Hearing against EMDS held in Baku

Baku Court of Grave Crimes dismissed on the first court hearing on April 21st the laywers' petitions to discontinue the criminal case against EPDE board member Anar Mammadli, his deputy Bashir Suleimanli and Elnur Mammadov, Director ICV. 

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Call for Experts for the Presidential Elections in Ukraine

In the framework of the project supported by the European Commission the EPDE will deploy an Experts’ Mission to the Presidential Elections in Ukraine, planned to be held on May 25, 2014. 

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Call for Experts for Needs Assessment among Election Observers

ISFED (Georgia), European Exchange (Germany) and Promo-LEX Association (Moldova) have launched an assessment of the training and development needs of EPDE members.

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STATEMENT of Committee of Voters of Ukraine and Civil Network OPORA on illegitimacy of so-called referendum in AR Crimea

On March 6, 2014, Verkhovna Rada of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol City Council adopted a resolution on so-called referendum on the status of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol. 

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Ukraine: Amendments to Election Law Needed

PACE members demand liberation of Anar Mammadli