Elections in Ukraine

New ‘old’ faces of local councils: treason or victory?

On October 25, 2015 local election was held. It became the last in the election cycle launched with early presidential election in May 2014. As compared to the 2010 local election, the 2015 election process was distinguished for two circumstances. First – before its commencement the election legislation had been changed, the change presupposing introduction […]

Money-ghosts, or Do parties and candidates sponsor members of election commissions?

Election, as a democratic governance tool, is impossible without two things – people and money. Sometimes these things are interconnected. For instance, when labour remuneration of members of election commisions is meant. In the final report, published after the presidential election of May 25, 2014, the OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission states: ‘OSCE/ODIHR observers informed that […]