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25 AprilEconomics
Why economic decline of the liberated parts of the Donbas is dangerous
24 AprilBreaking news
When Russian-backed separatists began their offensive in eastern Ukraine in spring 2014, the city of Sloviansk was the first one they took over. After several months, it was liberated, but it keeps its memory as the place where Russia’s war in eastern Ukraine, which killed over 13,000 people, started
23 AprilSociety
What will Ukraine rely on after any result of the election?
22 AprilBreaking news
Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has scored a landslide victory in the country's presidential election
21 AprilBreaking news
Ukrainians cast ballots Sunday in a presidential runoff which had the incumbent struggling to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the role of president in a TV sitcom
21 AprilPolitics
How Donbas elected president after almost a decade break
15 AprilPolitics
Why the development of political marketing can make democracy in Ukraine a threat to national security
12 AprilBreaking news
In a popular TV series, a fictional Ukrainian president gets so drunk at a dinner with the head of the International Monetary Fund that he throws her into a swimming pool
1 AprilBreaking news
A comedian with no political experience has won the most votes in the first round of Ukraine's presidential elections, early results indicate
29 MarchSociety
How the current and former leadership of the self-declared republics in occupied Donbas see the upcoming elections for President of Ukraine
28 MarchPolitics
Electoral preferences according to the map
25 MarchBreaking news
Ukrainian voters residing in Russia will be able to vote in the presidential election only by travelling to another country, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said
15 MarchPolitics
What are the main candidates for president proposing in their platforms and how have these changed from what they proposed five years ago
13 MarchPolitics
Why Ukraine’s parties are not social lifts and will never be, so unless they change fundamentally
11 MarchPolitics
Parliament and Ukrainian presidential election: action and reaction
10 MarchBreaking news
A clash was with far-right demonstrators who disrupted a campaign appearance of President Petro Poroshenko
25 FebruaryBreaking news
The political novice's popularity with voters has left pundits scratching their heads — and some critics fearing he's biting off more than he can chew
20 FebruaryBreaking news
Poroshenko and Tymoshenko's chances to make it to the second round are almost equal, experts say
7 FebruaryBreaking news
Yulia Tymoshenko's controversial comments come at a time when the former Ukrainian prime minister's ratings appear to be suffering
4 FebruaryBreaking news
The CEC is to officially announce the final registered list of candidates no later than February 9
25 JanuaryBreaking news
Russia has developed three scenarios
23 JanuaryBreaking news
Moscow believes they have a right to send their observers to Ukraine
7 JanuaryPolitics
How different is the current campaign in terms of political slogans and promises compared to 2014?
2 JanuaryPolitics
Apart from the desire for power, what drives presidential candidates to play with voters and how dangerous is this for Ukraine?
30 November, 2018Politics
A look at how voter attitudes have shifted over the years and how the Verkhovna Rada has been shaped since independence
8 October, 2018Politics
What to expect from “elections” in Donetsk and Luhansk
10 September, 2018Politics
What to expect in the new parliamentary season
28 August, 2018History
How Soviet citizens ended up voting unanimously in elections
22 July, 2018Politics
UAH 6,659, 11,951 and 7,451, an equivalent of $256, 450 and 280 – this is how an average Ukrainian sees desired subsistence, average wage and pension across Ukraine, according to SOCIS, a sociology center. According to the State Statistics Bureau, the real numbers are UAH 1,777, 8,725 and 2,479 respectively, or around $68, 335 and 95.
24 May, 2018Politics
The opposition in Ukraine is mostly reactive and it chooses actions that will be most useful for criticizing the current Administration or gaining the attention of a specific part of the electorate. What Ukraine needs most right now is a consolidating program and a party that could present its own alternative for the country
24 May, 2018Politics
The strange multiplication by division of political parties in Ukraine and their internecine infighting
4 May, 2018
My deep sympathy for Ukraine and commitment for the Maidan revolution originated in the awareness of the persistence of the soviet system in Eastern Europe despite the collapse of USSR and of the communist empire. This persistence has been dramatically enhanced by the choice of continuity by Russia, the absence of any trial of communist crimes, the hold on power of the same ruling class through apparent changes, and of the same political mores: a blend of secret police and high scale corruption
19 April, 2018Politics
As other candidates fumble to establish a footing, Yulia Tymoshenko is busy mobilizing resources for a third presidential run
23 March, 2018Politics
What cyberthreats Ukraine is likely to face in 2019 elections, and what it is doing to prevent them
23 March, 2018Politics
Who wins the next election won’t be decided by the voters who are now supporting various parties and candidates but by those who will vacillate until the very last minute
23 March, 2018Politics
What those in power and opposition are likely to do to improve their rates and mobilize the electorate
23 March, 2018Politics
Undecided voters are a tasty morsel for parties that are not in the Verkhovna Rada, yet none of these parties has much of a chance of winning them over in significant numbers
23 March, 2018Society
What threats face Ukraine if a fragmented Verkhovna Rada is elected that does not represent the interests of the majority of Ukrainians?
21 February, 2018Politics
The shambolic renovation of the Central Electoral Commission, which has been in progress for several years now, looks about to be finally concluded. On Feb. 5, the President submitted a list of candidates to the Verkhovna Rada and this suggests that the process is finally being unblocked
20 November, 2017Politics
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 October, 2017Politics
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
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