Such are the findings of Ukrainian civic organizations that summed up
their monitoring of the campaign and candidates up until Oct. 22, just six days
before the Oct. 28 parliamentary elections.
“While citizens have few mechanisms of control, politicians have very
few restrictions. They can distribute bribes and create so- called charity
foundations when the campaign has started, they can enjoy a lifestyle that does
not match their tax returns, and they are not obliged to report to the voters
in any way,” said Sergiy Taran, one of the members of Chesno civic
Chesno has been evaluating candidates
based to four criteria of honesty – involvement in corrupt schemes,
infringement of human rights and freedoms, trustworthiness of declared incomes,
and adherence to a political position.