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2015

Germany

The experts developed a strategy of election monitoring in the countries of the EU Eastern Partnership and Russia for the coming years. A special guest, prof. Pippa Norris presented the Electoral Integrity Project.

Armenia

Numerous manipulations of the voter lists, violations during the voting and the vote count, as well as high number of cases of direct falsifications of results by electoral commissions influenced the final outcome of the referendum.

Armenia

Domestic and international experts will provide exclusive information on the preparations for the Constitutional Referendum scheduled on 6 December 2015 and the conduct of the voting day.

Ukraine

15 EPDE members assess proceedings of the Ukraine Local Elections held in October and November 2015. Election experts report on key aspects :  new election law, campaign in Donbass, so called "fake observation" and voting opportunities for IDPs. 

Azerbaijan

A significant number of international observation missions registered for the recent Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan have violated international standards of election observation. 

News

EPDE notes that the rights of the proxies and international observers are described insufficiently in the Electoral Code. In some of the polling stations members of election commissions were not aware of the rights of international observers.

Ukraine

A group of civic election observers from the EPDE member organizations from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Norway, Poland and Russia observe the local elections in Ukraine scheduled for 25 October 2015. 

Azerbaijan

EMDS received credible allegations that voters providing signatures in favor of registration of opposition candidates faced wide-spread pressure and intimidation and in number of occasions withdrew their signatures.

Belarus

The early voting started at the elections of President of the Republic of Belarus on October 6 in conformity with the Electoral Code of the Republic of Belarus. 

Armenia

Armenian authorities push forward a referendum on comprehesive constitutional amendments changing the governance system  from a semi-presidential to a parliamentary one. 

Belarus

Observers note the closed character of the electoral commissions, refusals of the election commissions to provide observers with relevant information are registered all over the country.

Belarus

The elections will not be free, considering their preparation by the electoral administration, which should ensure a high turnout and a definite result during early voting. 

Azerbaijan

On 21 and 22 September a PACE delegation consisting of the delegates Jordi Xuclà, Aleksandar Nikoloski, Egemen Bagis and Agustín Conde visited Azerbaijan for a pre-electoral mission.

EPDE

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.

Russia

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.

Russia

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.

Russia

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

Russia

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”.

Russia

In the run-up to Election Day, scheduled for September 13, 2015, Golos conducted the monitoring of the judicial practice of holding election commission members legally responsible for electoral law violations.

Russia

“Golos” draws public attention to deviations from the standards of democratic elections, primarily evident in the manipulation of electoral law for political reasons shortly before the elections.

Russia

On Tuesday morning, 7 July at 6.30 house searches have been conducted at the private flats of GOLOS participants. Documents and technical devices have been confiscated.

ESTONIA

Vote counting, 2015 Estonian parliamentary elections, Tallinn