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All the materials marked with tag: elections 2012
5 September, 2013News
371 MPs voted to hold reelection in five first-past-the-post districts on December 15
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.
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.
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
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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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