KyivPost

OPORA: Elections not in accordance with international standards

Print version
Nov. 4, 2010, 8:44 p.m. |
Editor’s Note: The following statement was issued late on Nov. 4 by the U.S. funded OPORA, one of the largest election monitoring groups during the Oct. 31 local elections. Civic Network OPORA is a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization. OPORA’s 177 long-term observers (LTOs) observed the pre-election environment beginning September 11 across 24 oblasts and the Autonomous Region Crimea. On October 31, OPORA deployed 1428 short-term observers to join the LTOs. Among the STOs, 1003 were deployed to precinct election commissions (PECs) and 425 to territorial election commissions (TECs). OPORA will conclude its election observation after the official results are publicized.

Local elections in Ukraine were not conducted in accordance with international standards and did not comply with good practices of election organization and conduct. OPORA bases its conclusion on long-term and short-term observation, the criteria and principles of democratic elections, as stated in documents of the Venice Commission, Copenhagen Committee the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Читайте про це українською мовою.
The Kyiv Post is disabling its online comment section due to an increase in trolls, violent comments and other personal attacks. Other news organizations worldwide have taken similar steps for the same reasons. The Kyiv Post regrets having to take this action. The newspaper believes in a robust public debate, but the discussion must be constructive and intelligent. For the time being, the Kyiv Post will allow comments on its moderated Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/kyivpost/. The newspaper will consider hosting online comments again when circumstances allow. Thank you from the Kyiv Post.

KyivPost

© 1995–2015 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the www.kyivpost.com material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at news@kyivpost.com
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.