Public observers generally evaluated the local elections as democratic, but fear the emergence of «hot spots» in the second round

The Committee of voters of Ukraine (CVU) noted overall democratic nature of local elections in Ukraine, but drew attention to possible «hot spots» during the second round of mayoral elections on 15 November, writes Interfax-Ukraine.

Local elections in Ukraine took place with violations that do not affect their results, — «SUPPORT»
In Lviv and Odesa were the most peaceful elections – Polish observers

«In General, we have all grounds to say that, despite a number of technical procedural violations, despite a single significant violations of the current legislation, in General local elections, if we talk about the day of voting and night of vote counting, we have reason to say that the elections were fair and meet the highest democratic standards», — said the head of Committee of voters of Ukraine Oleksiy Koshel at a press conference in Kyiv on Monday, October 26.

However CVU drew attention to the fact that there were «potential hot spots» during the second round of elections on 15 November. In particular, observers note three regional centers – Dnepropetrovsk, Uzhgorod and Odessa.

«If we’re talking about big cities or three cities, where there may be significant problems. That is why our organization appeals to the CEC, to the Parliament in order to develop a mechanism for solutions for centralized printing of ballots with the system of protection,» he said.

Flawed elections are not able to affect the results, said Alexei Koshel.

«During the election monitoring of the CVU were more than 1 500 thousand violations of the electoral legislation. Most of them, more than 70%, are violations of procedural and technical nature that are not able to influence the outcome of elections,» said Koshel.

Such violations include late opening of polling stations, the ad interruptions in the work of precinct election commissions, the lack of voting booths, lack of Protocol forms for vote counting at the start of the vote, partial filling of protocols, and control passes to the end of voting, stuffing of the control sheets in the ballot box seals and the like.

Purse told that in day of voting at polling stations worked 4,3 thousand observers and 52 mobile teams CVU.

Local elections in Ukraine took place with violations that do not affect their results, — «SUPPORT»

Local elections in Ukraine was held in violation of numerous international standards and best practices of the electoral process, says the coordinator of the parliamentary election programs OPORA Olha aivazovska.

«The instability of the electoral legislation and inclusive method of its preparation has led to the legal and organizational problems that occurred in the electoral process. The so-called declaratory legislation dealt with a matter not only of gender quotas, but also dissimilar practice of law, starting with registration of candidates and parties and ending with printing of ballots», — she said at a briefing.

Among the main problems recorded by representatives of «SUPPORT», Aivazovsky called the unequal conditions of candidates, the failure to provide an adequate level of protection of electoral documentation, including ballots, improper preparation of layouts for printing ballots.

However, it stated that violations on the voting day and during counting of votes did not affect the result of the vote count, they were minor organizational, procedural in nature.

We will remind, on October 25 in Ukraine under new legislation local elections were held. After the polls closed at 20:00 the election Commission started counting votes. Elections were held in all regions of the country, in addition to Mariupol, Krasnoarmeysk and Svatovo, as well as areas recognized as temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea, city of Sevastopol, as well as parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

As reported, civil network OPORA local election recorded more than a thousand violations.

In Lviv and Odesa were the most peaceful elections – Polish observers

Polish observers say that the current local elections in Ukraine were held peacefully, and in Lviv and Odesa were the most peaceful elections: there are no violations that would significantly affect the electoral process. As UNIAN reports, about it today, 26 October, during the press conference, «Report of the International mission of medienallee from Poland in the local elections in 2015,» said the election observer from the Republic of Poland Peter Nisal.

«There were small nuances – such as voting without a passport, having two people in the voting booth, said Nizal.

According to him, he goes to Ukraine elections since 2010.

«I organize the volunteers to help at the elections in Ukraine. This year we observed the elections in Lviv and Odessa. Two groups of international observers visited about a hundred polling stations to collect and summarize information on elections in Ukraine. Conclusion: this is the most peaceful election in Ukraine, which we have seen,» said Niesel.




Public observers generally evaluated the local elections as democratic, but fear the emergence of «hot spots» in the second round 26.10.2015

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