The Party of Regions, which effectively rules the parliament, is once again pushing for one of their own, Nina Karpacheva, to be re-elected. She has been in this job since 1998.

While she has commendably called attention to some flagrant human rights abuses, her performance has not been stellar, due to her political allegiances or other factors.

We think it’s time for her to be replaced by a better candidate, Yevhen Zakharov, whose candidacy is being put forward by the Kharkiv Group for Human Rights, a vocal and effective human rights group.

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