Starting Parliamentary Elections: Main Risks of Election Campaign during the Unstable Political and Military Situation


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On September 11, 2014 at 11:30 the Civil Network OPORA will hold a press-conference Starting Parliamentary Elections: Main Risks of Election Campaign during the Unstable Political and Military Situation at the UNIAN information agency (Kyiv, Khreshchatyk str. 4). During the event experts will discuss the start of local PR campaigns by candidates, formation of DECs, risks that already had and will have influence on the election campaign in some of the oblasts, mainly in Donbas, and generally in Ukraine.


In late August the election process covering preparation and conduct of Early Parliamentary Elections to be held on the 26th of October officially started. The Central Election Commission created 213 district election commisions (DECs) by representatives of four parliamentary parties and 21 political parties whose candidates participated in the last Parliamentary Election in 2012.

 

Many parties which received less than 1% during the Parliamentary Election 2012 will have a disproportionately big number of their representatives at DECs. In some regions campaigning has already started, although the process of registration of candidates and political parties still goes on.

 

Experts of OPORA will discuss main organizational risks of conduct of the Early Parliamentary Elections, mainly at the territory covered by anti-terroristic operation in Donbas, as well as about the peculiarities of the national observation campaign 2014:

 

- Olha Aivazobska, Election and Parliamentary Programs Coordinator, OPORA;

- Oleksandr Kliuzhev, Analyst, OPORA.

On-site accreditation by press ID.

For more details please contact:
Vasyl Babych, OPORA press-secretary, 096 194 86 69
 
 
Reference:
Civic monitoring conducted by OPORA - is a type of network activity, aimed at impartial assessment of the preparation and conduct of elections, as well as preventing electoral violations through comprehensive civic action.Since September 2014, OPORA conducts a wide observation campaign during Early ParliamentaryElection. The organization involves 213long-term observers, who are monitoringthe course of election campaign in all Ukrainian regions. On the Election Day, on October 26, more than2,000 activists will join them to conduct the parallel vote tabulation based on statistical sample.