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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
A slew of Ukrainian journalists, spin doctors and simply experts-turned-propagandists are working to clean up the international image of the Ukrainian government. But as life would have it, there is always somebody willing to spoil it all. First Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin recently did precisely that at the annual YES (Yalta European Strategy) conference.
24 September, 2012   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
In order to achieve its potential, Ukraine must put an end to the monopolies which are the current social and economic foundation of the oligarch-and-lumpen society model.
22 September, 2012   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, spoke with The Ukrainian Week about his attitudes toward Ukraine’s new language law, the work of the Ukrainian judiciary and parliament, and the prospect of Strasbourg imposing sanctions against Ukraine.
19 September, 2012   ▪   Alla Lazareva
The party in power has unprecedented opportunities to win the election before it even begins
17 September, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
ENEMO expresses concerns regarding sudden change of rules for establishing precinct election commissions by a single draw of lots
17 September, 2012
The Party of the Regions' election list proves Donetsk still has considerable influence. The party is transforming into a pro-presidential quasi-bloc like For a United Ukraine circa 2000.
15 September, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
The party in power is afraid of losing control of parliament when most MPs are focusing their efforts on conducting pre-election campaigns.
14 September, 2012   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
Yulia Tymoshenko’s husband Oleksandr Tymoshenko shared with The Ukrainian Week his thoughts about the party list of the united opposition, told about his life in Czech Republic and comminication with his wife
14 September, 2012   ▪   Milan Lielich   ▪   1
The Ukrainian government has tried, and failed miserably, to improve its image in the world through the foreign media
12 September, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
European Network of Elections Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO):“Lottery for DECs composition should have been conducted for each DEC separately”
12 September, 2012
Ukraine is paying the price for Yanukovych's suspension of European integration. The president's regime has found itself isolated internationally as a result of its anti-democratic domestic policies and the country has been left vulnerable to external pressure.
5 September, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
A Ukrainian court has confirmed Yulia Tymoshenko's verdict. On August 29th, the Higher Special Court for Civil and Criminal Cases rejected Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal to overturn the verdict in the gas case that put her in jail for seven years last year.
3 September, 2012   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
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