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day before yesterdayPolitics
Ukraine’s Parliament has started to change the electoral system. Will they be able to finish the job and what will change if the reform goes through?
18 OctoberPolitics
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
12 December, 2016Politics
How elections in the Donbas usually play out
1 July, 2016
This age of uncertainty, fear and frustration is the time for insurgent parties to threaten to turn upside down the politics in Europe. Ironically, Spain may have decided to give one more opportunity to mainstream parties
27 June, 2016Politics
Elections in the occupied parts of Donbas will boost the strength of the Opposition Bloc in Ukrainian politics. Its strategic goal is to return Ukraine into Russia’s orbit
27 June, 2016Politics
How Ukrainian politicians see the likelihood of elections in the occupied parts of Donbas
20 June, 2016Politics
The main conclusion that can be drawn from the appearance of part of the black cash register in the press is that the Yanukovych regime, which considered itself legitimate, really never was
25 May, 2016Politics
Election in the occupied Donbas is nothing more than a slogan used at the Minsk negotiations. There are no real tools available today to make it happen
25 May, 2016Politics
Is the President Administration ready for a snap election
8 March, 2016Politics
First Vice-Speaker, ex-Secretary of the National Secrutiy and Defense Council, and one of the leaders on the Maidan on events from two years ago and their significance today, Russia’s scenarios to destabilize Ukraine, and what security looks like now
27 January, 2016Politics
The dangers of further impoverishment
27 January, 2016Politics
Ukraine’s main political players want pre-term elections, but this won’t happen
11 January, 2016World
Entering 2016 with a new political landscape
17 December, 2015
The leader of the Democratic Alliance party the results of the local elections, the prospects of small parties and the chances of consolidating new political forces as a counterweight to oligarchic political clubs
20 November, 2015
Power of the People leader on how to win an election without serious cash
20 November, 2015Politics
Analysis of elections in Eastern Ukraine: old and new parties
20 November, 2015Politics
Triumph of oligarch-backed parties regionally and debut of new independent movements
4 November, 2015Politics
The new mayor of Hlukhiv, a descendant of the renowned Tereshchenko family, talks about his team, how he plans to cooperate with other mayors in Sumy Oblast, how the city’s economy can be realistically revived, and how to shore up the border with the Russian Federation, which is only 15 kilometers away
30 October, 2015
Ukraine needs an election system that will enable new movements and politicians who enjoy community trust locally
30 October, 2015Politics
Can activists defend community interests even if outwardly undemocratic forces control local government?
13 October, 2015Politics
The Party of the Regions supposedly no longer exists in current Ukrainian politics, but it’s sent several columns out to the local elections
9 October, 2015Politics
Despite its patriotism, Dnipropetrovsk region remains a stronghold of the Party of Regions and oligarchs
26 June, 2015
Major challenges in the upcoming election of regional governments
26 June, 2015Politics
Oleksandr Chernenko spoke about the main challenges to changing the local political powers-that-be, electoral risks, and the voting rights of internally displaced persons
18 May, 2015Politics
Shifts in electoral preferences in the countdown to local elections
14 November, 2014Politics
The President’s bloc is painfully reminiscent of Viktor Yushchenko’s Our Ukraine party mixed with elements of Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions
12 November, 2014
Unhappy, poorly dressed people, mostly elderly, trudged to the polls to cast their votes for one of the richest people in the Donetsk region
12 November, 2014Politics
The impressive victory of pro-European forces in the party lists must be put to work toward rapid and irreversible reforms, otherwise it will quickly turn into an equally impressive defeat
11 November, 2014Politics
The election in Donbas followed the traditional scenario for this region. Unfortunately, its residents learned nothing from the bloody lessons of 2014
23 October, 2014Politics
The parliamentary election may bring only few “new faces” to parliament
23 October, 2014Politics
The electoral fiasco of the Communist Party in Ukraine does not mean less demand for social populism. It only brings to the political arena new players that are better fits for the new structure of Ukrainian society
15 September, 2014Politics
With the old election law in place, the parliamentary campaign cannot radically upgrade the Verkhovna Rada now. Still, it will make it more adequate to the challenges faced by the state
21 May, 2014Politics
Why some candidates are running in the campaign without a chance to win it
20 December, 2013Politics
The EuroMaidan lulled the opposition. As a result, pro-government candidates snapped up victory in four of the five problem districts
20 December, 2013Politics
Mykhailo Poplavsky, the infamous President of the Kyiv University of Culture and Arts, was viewed with skepticism as a winner-candidate in District No. 194 in Cherkasy, as well as most analysts did not predict victory to Mykola Kruhlov, head of the Mykolayiv Oblast State Administration. Nevertheless, both became winners.
6 November, 2013World
Ilham Aliyev’s victory in the October 9 show election signals that the regime in Baku pushes Azerbaijan further into the authoritarian abyss with silent consent from the West
5 November, 2013Politics
The scandalous tax amendment and efforts to aggravate mutual distrust in the opposition
2 November, 2013
The failures of democracy need precise and critical, not diplomatic comments
24 October, 2013News
The opposition is blocking the parliament after it passed amendments to the Tax Code. As a result, UDAR leader Vitaliy Klitschko may be banned from registering as candidate in the 2015 presidential election, Svoboda MP Oleksandr Aronets writes on Facebook
21 October, 2013Politics
Successfully tested by Leonid Kuchma over a decade ago, the below scenarios can help Yanukovych win the presidential race in 2015
24 September, 2013
How the September 22 Bundestag election will affect Berlin’s policy towards Ukraine
5 September, 2013News
371 MPs voted to hold reelection in five first-past-the-post districts on December 15
23 July, 2013Politics
The “win at any cost” alternative could well be a scenario whereby Viktor Yanukovych will become prime minister with extensive powers, should he lose the 2015 presidential election
8 July, 2013News
On July 6, Mykhailo Okhendovskyi was elected Chairman of the Central Election Commission
8 July, 2013Politics
Vitaliy Klitschko is improving his rhetoric, but fails to give clear answers to crucial questions regarding the nation’s development
19 June, 2013News
Ukraine is one out of 17 nations in transit along with Belarus, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Russia whose democracy score in 2013 declined, says the report of Freedom House “Nations in Transit 2013: Authoritarian Aggression and the Pressures of Austerity.”
5 June, 2013News
VR Speaker Volodymyr Rybak announces termination of the temporary committee to investigate violations in the 2012 parliamentary election.
4 June, 2013News
On June 3, Viktor Yanukovych submitted a proposal to dismiss Head of the Central Election Committee (CEC), Volodymyr Shapoval, early after he reached the retirement age of 65. The President recommended Oleksandr Kopylenko to replace Shapoval as CEC member. According to Kommersant Ukraine, based on its sources, CEC member Mykhailo Okhendovskyi and CEC Secretary Tetiana Lukash are the likeliest candidates to replace Shapoval as CEC Head. Both vote in line with the Party of Regions.
3 June, 2013News
On June 2, 2013, 117 villages and towns throughout Ukraine held early mayor elections. Candidates nominated and supported by the Party of Regions won the elections in six bigger towns in Crimea, Zakarpattia, Kyiv, Luhansk, Mykolayiv and Chernivtsi Oblasts, the party’s press-service reports. Overall, 101 out of 117 newly elected village and town mayors are Party of Regions’ members.
9 April, 2013News
“Yuriy Lutsenko's pardon means very little for Ukraine’s democratic process, as the current ruling powers are determined to remain in that position,” writes Forbes.
24 November, 2012Politics
Steven Pifer, long-time diplomat and US Ambassador to Ukraine in 1998-2000, has been known for reserved comments on the Ukrainian government. However, in his latest interview for The Ukrainian Week, Mr. Pifer sharply criticized the backslide on democracy in Ukraine and outlined the impact the October parliamentary election might have on the Ukrainian government’s future relationship with the West.
19 November, 2012Politics
The protest near the CEC showed that the opposition is not capable of building effective strategies to counteract the government, at least for the time being. It lacks coordination and well thought out joint actions.
5 November, 2012Politics
ENEMO calls on authorities to preserve the will of voters at the tabulation process
5 November, 2012Politics
The absolute majority of Ukrainians voted against the Yanukovych regime, however, a propresidential majority will once more dominate parliament
5 November, 2012Politics
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, 2012Politics
Why some international observers did not notice violations during the Ukrainian election
5 November, 2012Politics
Indications of falsifications in the national election
2 November, 2012Politics
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, 2012Politics
2 November, 2012
These elections were not free and fair in accordance with OSCE standards. The European Union must state this and then increase their efforts for a new democratic start in Ukraine
2 November, 2012
2 November, 2012Politics
on the lack of a level playing field in the Ukrainian election
2 November, 2012
2 November, 2012
One can tell the President: the good news is — you won; the bad news is that the voters did not support you
1 November, 2012Politics
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
1 November, 2012
1 November, 2012
27 October, 2012Politics
ENEMO announces its observation plan of Election Day in Ukraine
24 October, 2012Politics
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.
23 October, 2012Politics
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, 2012Politics
The fact that the two major opposition forces UDAR and the United Opposition have failed their first capacity test is now clear
22 October, 2012Politics
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
When yet another acquaintance of mine asked me, for the fourth time this week, why I am not running for a seat in parliament, I had to stop and think. Is the career of a politician so attractive in the view of so many people that it is worth abandoning your profession (which you may happen to love), competence, previously acquired practical experience, an established mode of life and, finally, your circle of friends? (The milieu of which inevitably changes in the upper stratosphere.)
18 October, 2012Politics
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.
15 October, 2012Politics
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.
10 October, 2012Politics
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
Things will be the same for a long time to come. Nothing will change, because no one really wants any changes. Most people simply need things to stay as they are
1 October, 2012Politics
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
29 September, 2012World
Andreas Gross, head of the PACE observers delegation to Ukraine and Chairman of the PACE Social Democratic Group told The Ukrainian Week about PACE’s evaluation of the election situation in Ukraine.
28 September, 2012Politics
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, 2012Politics
The Party of Regions is exploiting every possible financial and administrative resource of the government for its election campaign
26 September, 2012Politics
ENEMO welcomes the Central Election Commission`s decision to allow voters to change voting place only within DECs
21 September, 2012
Finally, someone has uttered the sacramental words I have been waiting for so long. “This country needs censored democracy” a leading Ukrainian economist said in an interview. Below, I will explain what “censored democracy” is, but now I sadly admit: after a good laugh at sarcastic appeals for grandchildren to hide their grannies’ passports to keep them from voting in elections or posters of an old woman saying that her cat will inherit her house after she found out that her grandson voted for the Party of Regions, the public and some opinion leaders have begun to think that democracy, as it is, does not work in Ukraine.
17 September, 2012Politics
The party in power has unprecedented opportunities to win the election before it even begins
17 September, 2012Politics
ENEMO expresses concerns regarding sudden change of rules for establishing precinct election commissions by a single draw of lots
14 September, 2012Politics
The party in power is afraid of losing control of parliament when most MPs are focusing their efforts on conducting pre-election campaigns.
12 September, 2012Politics
European Network of Elections Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO):“Lottery for DECs composition should have been conducted for each DEC separately”
24 August, 2012Politics
The Vitaliy Klitschko brand could be a cover for many potential party switchers associated with oligarchs, and these politicians are unlikely to be controlled in the future by the UDAR party leader
21 July, 2012Politics
The position of the Verkhovna Rada’s Speaker on the language law, regardless of his motivation, will determine his political future and his place in Ukrainian history
6 June, 2012Politics
By choosing to forge a pro-presidential majority in the future parliament using methods from 10 years ago, the Presidential Administration is doomed to repeat the events of 2004
27 April, 2012Politics
The main players facing off in the parliamentary election campaign this autumn have begun to deploy their party structures.
17 April, 2012Politics
The mayoral election in Kyiv will be the first test to reveal the united opposition’s ability to resist the technologies that will be used by the government to ensure the necessary outcome of parliamentary and presidential elections
30 March, 2012
The forthcoming election could be a small step forward, if opposition forces cooperate with the same goals this time around
30 March, 2012Politics
It looks like the latest local by-election was a platform for testing mechanisms that could be used in the 2012 parliamentary election
24 February, 2012Politics
The government is searching for mechanisms to offset the huge loss of popularity over the past two years. It appears that administrative leverage, manipulations and falsifications are going to be applied on a massive scale.
7 February, 2012Politics
The closer the 2012 parliamentary election is, the more actively the government is curbing freedom of expression
3 February, 2012
President Nursultan Nazarbayev called a snap parliamentary election to show to the entire world and his subordinates that the country is moving from authoritarianism to democracy
19 January, 2012
Ukraine's place in the world and the quality of life in the country will hinge on whether a critical mass of people intent on making changes forms in 2012
13 January, 2012Politics
The Russian opposition brought tens of thousands to Moscow’s streets but is scared of a revolution
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November 21, the 4th anniversary of the Maidan, begins in Kyiv with a prayer for the Heavenly Hundred, the protesters killed at Instytutska Street in February 2014, and the victims of earlier shootings, police violence throughout the revolution
yesterday, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Ukraine’s Parliament has started to change the electoral system. Will they be able to finish the job and what will change if the reform goes through?
day before yesterday, Andriy Holub,
What political ambitions do Yulia Tymoshenko and her party hope to achieve before the 2019 elections?
day before yesterday, Roman Malko,
According to recent sociological studies, there have been no significant changes in the mood of Ukrainians over the last three years. The scarcity of demonstrations cannot be attributed to loyalty to the current government, but rather to the fact that the opposition is equally far away from understanding what the citizens need and how these needs can be met
day before yesterday, Andriy Holub,
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