Major risks to the extraordinary local elections in Krivoy Rog is the use of administrative resources and material motivating voters.
This is stated in the interim report on the results of observation of the Civil network «OPORA», released on Thursday, February 25.
«A key challenge for the electoral process in Krivoy Rog at the moment is the threat of the use of administrative resources and material motivating voters at the expense of local budget programs,» said analyst network «OPORA» Alexander Kluyev.
So, the incumbent mayor Yuriy Vilkul actively uses in its electoral interests of large-scale budgetary program to provide socially unprotected layers of population one-time financial assistance ($500 USD) that are actively publicized in municipal media, note in network «OPORA».
In addition, in the media of Krivoy Rog there is a sufficiently large number of materials with signs of «jeans» and publications of a registered character, according to the report.
While the Krivoy Rog police determined that the issuance of the city Council of monetary assistance to citizens in the amount of 500 UAH does not contain evidence of a crime.
Other potential participants in the extraordinary elections of the mayor were much less active.
Likely candidate from the local organization of the party «Association «Samopomich», MP semen Semenchenko participated in the city Council, held a meeting with local activists and often mentioned in the media.
Oleg Boychenko(«Freedom») and Nicholas Wheeler («Ukrainian Union of patriots — DILL») were seen at events dedicated to the events in the ATO zone or the anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity.
Since the end of January 2016 in the city place outdoor advertising, aimed at the confrontation of different political forces on the basis of certain regional identity or separation of potential candidates for «local» and «non-native», by which is formed the negative public opinion on political competitors, the report says.
As reported, the Verkhovna Rada on appointment of extraordinary elections of the mayor of Krivoy Rog, on 27 March 2016 was political and legal compromise, an acute political confrontation caused by the lack of General confidence in the election results for Yury Vilkul and Yuri Milobog during the repeated elections on 15 November 2015.
The electoral process officially began on 6 February 2016. The preparation and conduct of extraordinary elections of the mayor of Krivoy Rog Krivoy Rog deals city election Commission, which was composed of 18 people representing 12 local organisations of various political parties.
The use of administrative resources and material motivating the voters are the main risks of elections in Krivoy Rog 25.02.2016