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The opposition won from 55% to 90% of votes in 16 oblasts out of 24 and Kyiv. However, the first-past-the-post component brought the Party of Regions and pro-government independent candidates victories in 57 out of 119 constituencies
5 November, 2012
Why some international observers did not notice violations during the Ukrainian election
5 November, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Horyn
Indications of falsifications in the national election
5 November, 2012
Most foreign observers and media noted serious violations and flaws of the Ukrainian parliamentary elections that may delay the prospect of the EU Association Agreement ratification for Ukraine
2 November, 2012
2 November, 2012   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
on the lack of a level playing field in the Ukrainian election
2 November, 2012   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
Report on the monitoring of elections in district no. 95 (Irpin, Kyiv oblast) on 29.10.2012 by Alexander Beribes and Maren Hofius of the International Civil Society Election Observation Mission (CSEOM)
1 November, 2012
ENEMO notes regress compared to previous elections
30 October, 2012
ENEMO announces its observation plan of Election Day in Ukraine
27 October, 2012
Joseph Stalin’s famous statement is as valid now as it was in 1923, as Ukraine’s obedient election commissions help to secure a victory for the ruling party.
24 October, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
The majority of Ukrainians remain part of European civilization. The West should support their resistance to the Russian model of development imposed on the nation by the current government
24 October, 2012   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
The Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission speaks about “trading” with election commission members, counteracting the bribing of voters, the inefficiency of the cameras installed at polling stations, the prospects of international recognition of election results and attempts to besmirch his reputation
23 October, 2012   ▪   Milan Lielich
The fact that the two major opposition forces UDAR and the United Opposition have failed their first capacity test is now clear
23 October, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Similar to the rest of Eastern and Southern Ukraine, the election campaign in Luhansk Oblast seems to offer the voters nothing more than a handful of pro-government parties
22 October, 2012   ▪   Milan Lielich
Low interest in politics and poor political awareness of many Ukrainians, multiplied by the opposition’s reluctance to overcome this problem in the last weeks before the election, is accompanied by the government’s consistent efforts to gain total freedom in the vote counting by election commissions under its control.
18 October, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
The scale of the communists’ election campaign suggests the source of its financing could be the Kremlin, rather than dues paid by retired party members.
15 October, 2012   ▪   Andriy Kovalskiy
The prospects of the opposition in the forthcoming elections will hinge on its ability to coordinate its actions in the interests of society and overcome government provocations
10 October, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
The absence of candidates agreed upon by the opposition greatly reduces its ability to counteract administrative pressure and large-scale bribing of voters and increases the risk of failure in first-past-the-post districts even in regions where the ruling party is utterly unpopular
1 October, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin   ▪   1
With the support of no more than a third of Ukrainians, Viktor Yanukovych is preparing for a constitutional majority in the new parliament
28 September, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar   ▪   -1
The events of the last week are evidence of the increasing likelihood of personal sanctions being imposed against a closer or wider circle of the representatives of the current government to the existing isolation
28 September, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
The World Newspaper Congress in Kyiv was supposed to give the impression that there is freedom of speech in Ukraine. Shortly after, a blitzkrieg was unleashed against the last free Ukrainian media
28 September, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
On September 19, 2012 US Senate adopted the resolution on Ukraine.
28 September, 2012
The Party of Regions is exploiting every possible financial and administrative resource of the government for its election campaign
28 September, 2012   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
The Ukrainian Week would like to inform the Ukrainian and international community of the harassment of the publication after the World Newspaper Congress in Kyiv
27 September, 2012   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
ENEMO welcomes the Central Election Commission`s decision to allow voters to change voting place only within DECs
26 September, 2012
The last session of the present parliament could prove most unpredictable
26 September, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Leonov
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Mostly discussed for its regulation of the language of instruction in schools, the new law offers more overlooked important innovations intended to change the quality and the content of education in Ukraine
7 November, Hanna Trehub,
The new law on the reintegration of the occupied parts of the Donbas qualifies them as such and names Russia as the occupier. Yet, it does not launch the process of deoccupation or change the mechanism envisaged in the Minsk Agreement
20 October, Maksym Vikhrov,
This week started off with a bang in Kyiv...and it had nothing to do with working on healthcare reform, which the Verkhovna Rada eventually passed on October 19. The #1 topic became a protest action to push political reforms forward that was called by anti-corruption politicians and former Odesa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili
19 October, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Founded this fall, Donetsk oligarch Serhiy Taruta’s Osnova or Foundation party has already started campaigning although the next Verkhovna Rada election is two years away
18 October, Denys Kazanskyi,
 
 
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