Opora: Regions Party leads rating of violators of electoral process

Print version
Sept. 4, 2012, 3:40 p.m. | Ukraine | 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.


The Interfax-Ukraine News Agency – a company belonging to the Interfax Information Services international group – has been an information provider in the political and economic information market of Ukraine since 1992.

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.

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
comments powered by Disqus


© 1995–2016 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the 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
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.