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2019

Georgia

Political Deadlock After Broken Promise on Electoral System Change

EPDE Publication

Foreign Observation of the Illegitimate Elections in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in 2019

Ukraine

EPDE Policy Alert - Electoral Reform in Ukraine #15

Ukraine

Statement ahead of Parliament's consideration of changes to Electoral Code

Georgia

Divisive Narratives on Facebook During the 2018 Elections

Belarus

Analytical report of the Parliamentary elections

Belarus

Decline of political race and total fraud

Georgia

Open letter of Georgian civil society regarding the failed vote on electoral reform

EPDE

We are hiring: Social Media Manager

Belarus

Early Voting: Official turnout figures exaggerated and cases of coercion of participants to vote

Armenia

Consolidating Democratic Transition in Armenia

Moldova

Promo-LEX: E-Day 2nd Round Report

EPDE

Call for researchers and international experts on elections

EPDE is searching for experts to conduct research based on its “Catalogue of Recommendations on Electoral Reform” on the following topics: party and election campaign financing, freedom of speech. 

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EPDE

EU must strengthen its support for citizen election observation

Moldova

Civic Coalition for Free and Fair Elections considers that the general local elections were generally free and partially fair

Belarus

Censorship and penalties: Parliamentary elections worse than ever

Moldova

Promo-LEX: E-Day Report

EPDE Publication

Comparative study on conditions for citizen election observation in the EU–EaP and Russia

EPDE Publication

Controversial 'International Observation' at the 2019 Regional elections in Russia

Belarus

Domestic observers report lack of progress in nomination and registration of candidates

Moldova

Promo-LEX: Recent legislative changes create substantial ambiguities for participants in the electoral process

The Promo-LEX Observation Mission for the General Local Elections and Parliamentary By-elections of 20 October 2019 is concerned about the modification of some legislative acts, by Law no. 113/2019, which has been made during the electoral period. The OM also finds a precarious situation in observing the working hours by electoral officials, a failure to declare all the campaign expenses and involvement of foreign persons in electoral activities.

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Azerbaijan

Report on the preparation to and political situation prior to the 27 December 2019 Municipal Elections

The Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre (EMDS) believes that the authorities failed to address shortcomings of the Election Code despite the repeated calls and recommendations of domestic organizations, the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe and the OSCE/ODIHR.

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Belarus

Discrimination against opposition in formation of DECs and PECs

Belarusian Parliamentary elections will take place on 17 November 2019 and during the formation of district and precinct election commissions (DECs and PECs) it has been observed that the absence of legal guarantees for the representation of all political actors on the election commissions has resulted in discriminatory treatment towards opposition parties. E.g. out of 495 nominees to the PECs, 21 come from opposition parties.

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HDIM

Growing acceptance for citizen election observers – except in Russia

OSCE/Piotr Dziubak

Ukraine

EPDE Policy Alert - Electoral Reform in Ukraine #14

Russia

Election alert #2 - Outcome of the regional elections and violations encountered by independent observers

Dmitri Lovetsky/DPA

Russia

Russia election alert #1 - Devaluation of election institution ahead of regional elections

DW/E. Barysheva

Moldova

Promo-LEX launches its observation mission for the Local elections in Moldova

Poland

Electoral reform across Europe - EPDE side event at the HDIM

OSCE/Piotr Dziubak

Georgia

Working on electoral reform should continue

Earlier this week ISFED and partner NGOs have released a statement about the ongoing electoral reform working group and proposed legislative changes drafted by the Georgian Dream.

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Ukraine

Statement of OPORA on the Parliamentary elections

Ukraine

Findings from CVU on the Parliamentary elections

UNIAN

Ukraine

EPDE Policy Alert - Electoral Reform in Ukraine #13

Russia

“Strong tendencies to divide Russia's and Germany’s civil societies”

Georgia

ISFED statement on proportional elections with no threshold

On June 24, ISFED has released a statement regarding the announcement of Georgian Dream about initiative to introduce proportional electoral system with no threshold for 2020 parliamentary elections.

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EPDE

New EPDE publication "Russian Interference, and Where to Find It"

Russia

How should the Council of Europe treat Russia?

imago/imagebroker

Ukraine

EPDE Policy Alert - Electoral Reform in Ukraine #12

Georgia

ISFED Final Statement on By-Election

According to ISFED assessment, while at majority of electoral precincts the Election Day was mostly free from any major violations, the voting process progressed amid tension, especially in Zugdidi and Marneuli.

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Georgia

ISFED by-election 1st statement

Ukraine

Free elections with obstacles - the 2019 Ukrainian presidential elections

Ukraine

Findings from CVU on the Second round of the Presidential elections

UNIAN

Ukraine

Statement of OPORA on the Second round of the Presidential election

Armenia

Final Report of the "Akanates" Observation Mission of the Snap Parliamentary Elections

Ukraine

Conclusions from E-Day by CVU

Ukraine

Statement of OPORA on E-Day and Parallel Vote Tabulation

Ukraine

No politically biased international observation during Ukraine's Presidential election

Ukraine

Observations from E-Day by OPORA

Ukraine

Preliminary findings by OPORA of the Election Day

Ukraine

Preliminary findings of CVU of the Election Day

Ukraine

Press Briefing by Opora at our Media Center, Kyiv

Ukraine

Press Briefing by CVU at our Media Center, Kyiv

Ukraine

EPDE Policy Alert - Electoral Reform in Ukraine #11

Ukraine

Monitoring of the Presidential election - DECs and candidates' programs

Moldova

Worst elections in years - incidents on E-Day almost doubled since 2016

Georgia

Final report on the 2018 Presidential election

Ukraine

Presidential election campaign - misuse of administrative resources and campaign financing

EPDE

New EPDE booklet on politically biased election observation

Ukraine

OPORA's observation of the Presidential election campaign in Ukraine

Ukraine

Long-term monitoring report on the Presidential election campaign

Azerbaijan

Fact Sheet-2018 On the Human Rights Situation in Azerbaijan

The Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre (EMDS) prepared a report on the situation of human rights in Azerbaijan covering the year 2018 based on publicly available and alternative sources of information. Their conclusion is that there has not been any progress in the situation of human rights in Azerbaijan in 2018.

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Georgia

Social Media Monitoring - ISFED's 2nd Interim Report