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Opora: Regions Party leads rating of violators of electoral process

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Sept. 4, 2012, 3:40 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych (R) and Premier Mykola Azarov, leaders of powerful Party of Regions during its 14th congress in Kyiv.
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The Regions Party leads a rating of parties violating election laws during the election campaign compiled by the Opora social network, the coordinator of Opora's electoral program, Olha Aivazovska, has said.

"Opora compiled a rating of violators among political parties and candidates. It was headed by the Regions Party, which has 188 incidents," she said at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday, Sept .4.

She said that the second place was taken by self-nominated candidates running for single-member districts, who 47 cases of violations of the electoral law. The Communist Party is in third place (six cases). The Batkivschyna Party is in fourth place with four cases of such violations.

"These figures concern all types of offenses: vote buying, using the government apparatus, illegal campaigning, as well as obstruction of the election campaigns of other political parties," Aivazovska said.

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