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2020

Russia

European politicians to legitimize constitutional changes in Russia

msn.com

Russia

Far-right European politicians to whitewash constitutional vote in Russia

msn.com

Georgia

Georgian CSOs call on Facebook to improve ad transparency

Belarus

Weekly report: formation of precinct election commissions

Azerbaijan

Pressure against municipality member for independent activities

Belarus

Weekly report: end of signature collection phase accompanied by further arrests

Ukraine

Recommendations on how to hold Local elections in Ukraine in a pandemic

Ukraine

Analysis of draft law on the holding of referenda

Azerbaijan

Police use excessive force dispersing protests and government crackdown on independent voices continues

Belarus

HRDs insist on immediate release of all activists charged under Article 342 of the Criminal Code

Belarus

Weekly report: mass arrests and detentions of opposition activists

Ukraine

Verkhovna Rada adopts changes to the Electoral Code

Poland

ODIHR releases further opinion document on new Draft Act on conduct of Presidential election

Georgia

ISFED uncovers further false media pages that survived the Facebook takedown

Belarus

MEPs 'deeply worried' by nationwide crackdown and discriminatory election processes ahead of Presidential election

Belarus

Weekly report: crackdowns against nomination groups and activists

Poland

Situation around Presidential election unconstitutional?

Georgia

Policy Alert # 2 - Electoral system agreement should be implemented without further delay

Moldova

Promo-LEX records lowest rate of party finance reporting to the CEC for 2019 compared to 2014-2018

Armenia

Policy Alert # 4 - Armenia explores alternative to referendum on Constitutional Court

Azerbaijan

Administrative arrests and abuse against opposition activists continue amid COVID lockdown regime

Belarus

Persistence of discriminatory approaches in the formation of territorial election commissions

Belarus

CEC turns down opposition groups’ applications and hinders opposition candidates from running for the Presidency

GNDEM

Guidance on Election Monitoring During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ukraine

Election Code changes: Need to prioritize amendments on local elections and have parliamentary expert dialogue

Belarus

Weekly report: Human rights situation deteriorating ahead of election

Poland

Timeline of the election chaos

Belarus

Viasna calls for the immediate release of its arrested members

Georgia

Fake accounts of Russian news outlet involved in supporting state agencies

Election-Watch.EU

Rapid Assessment: Covid-19 & Elections in Europe

Armenia

Policy Alert # 3 - Armenia to expand proportional representation to municipal elections with tri-partisan bill

Belarus

Recommendations to make 2020 Presidential election safer and fairer during pandemic

Ukraine

Reform success: Verkhovna Rada votes to reduce monetary deposit for Local elections

Poland

Possible restriction of citizen observers’ rights under proposed draft act

Georgia

Russian information operation encourages political polarization in Georgia

Georgia

Coordinated domestic network of false media pages on Facebook operating with political intentions

Poland

Changes to electoral law need substantial improvements to align with international democratic standards

Poland

High-speed changes to electoral law disregard international norms

Hungary

An early balance of emergency measures

Ukraine

Draft law on restricting access to information is excessive and unjustified

Ukraine

2020 Roadmap for electoral, referendum and political finance reforms

Azerbaijan

Abuse of COVID-19 response measures against political opponents

Ukraine

Illegal political advertising on Facebook: Why is it a problem and what can we do about it

Ukraine

Need to renew transparent and inclusive consultations on amendments to the Election Code

EPDE Publication

Fake election observation as Russia's tool of election interference: The Case of AFRIC

Azerbaijan

Politically motivated arrests and persecution during the lockdown regime

Georgia

Russian information operation in Georgia – Sputnik’s coordinated network on Facebook

Armenia

Policy Alert # 2 - Changes to Armenia’s Political Party Regulation: toward more transparent party financing

Moldova

Final report on by-elections

Russia

Policy Alert #4 - How corona thwarts Putin's plan to change the constitution

msn.com

EPDE Publication

Problematic International Observation of the Azerbaijani 2020 Parliamentary Elections

Georgia

Reported leak of voter data raises questions

Georgia

Kremlin’s 10 Disinformation Narratives on COVID-19 in Georgia

Ukraine

Parliament must resume electoral reform and prepare for local elections

COVID-19

Postponed elections due to COVID-19

Ukraine

Preliminary report on Kharkiv region by-elections

Moldova

By-elections Moldova - low turnout due to COVID-19 and authorities' unclear response

Armenia

Need for unbiased formation of PECs ahead of referendum

Ukraine

Kharkiv region by-elections: OPORA records some violations but generally campaign meets basic democratic standards

Moldova

CEC failed to analyze 2019 financial reports of political parties

Russia

Election alert # 3 - Constitutional amendments in Russia – risk of a legal chaos

Dmitri Lovetsky/DPA

Azerbaijan

Pressure against independent observers, candidates and journalists during and since elections

Georgia

Planned amendments to the election code threaten transparency of elections

Germany

Stricter regulation of election campaign financing and party donations needed in electoral law reform

Azerbaijan

Widespread violations and significantly lower turnout recorded during the early Parliamentary elections

Azerbaijan

Increased pressure against civil society and candidates ahead of Sunday's elections

Georgia

Democratic backsliding in Georgia - need to adopt proportional electoral system

Azerbaijan

Restrictions on political freedoms and violations against opposition continue ahead of early Parliamentary elections

Ukraine

New 'new' Election Code - which system will be used in future Ukrainian elections?

Ukraine

OPORA Statement on Adopting Electoral Code Upon its Second Review