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Presidential Candidates Release Interim Financial Reports – CEC and NAPC Publish Analysis

All 44 presidential candidates, including the five that have withdrawn their candidacies, published their provisional pre-election financial reports for review and analysis by the Central Election Commission (CEC) and the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NAPC). The reports, due March 25, were presented on the CEC and NAPC websites and demonstrate that candidates use different approaches for […]

IFES Provides Trainings on Electoral Procedures for Members of District Election Commissions

From February 26 to March 6, 2019, IFES in cooperation with the Central Election Commission (CEC) and the joint IFES-CEC Training Center organized 106 regional trainings for more than 3,000 District Election Commission (DEC) members. The trainings were facilitated by trainers with extensive experience in electoral issues who underwent a five-day training of trainers (TOT) […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #81 (March 14 – March 27, 2019)

Latest Opinion Polls Ahead of 2019 Presidential Election. According to an opinion poll published by the Rating Sociology Group on March 19, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyi is the frontrunner in the Ukraine presidential contest with 24.9 per cent of support from likely voters.  Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and incumbent President Petro Poroshenko are in a statistical tie […]

Inside the massive cyberwar between Russia and Ukraine

IFES answers FAQs about Ukraine’s presidential election

IFES’ 2019 Presidential Election FAQ

On March 31, Ukrainian citizens will go to the polls to elect a new president. If no candidate wins an absolute majority, a runoff between the top two candidates will be held on April 21. The presidential election will take place amid a difficult political, economic and security environment. It will be an important test […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #80 (February 28 – March 13, 2019)

CEC approves the form and text of the election ballot paper. On March 8, the Central Election Commission (CEC) approved the form and text of the ballot paper for the March 31 presidential election. By the March 7 deadline for withdrawal, five presidential candidates had withdrawn their candidacy and asked their respective supporters to vote for another candidate: […]

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IFES Ukraine Statement of Support for Increasing Women’s Political Representation

On the eve of International Women’s Day on March 8th, IFES Ukraine would like to take this time to stress the importance of women’s inclusion in all aspects of political life, particularly in Ukraine. In a democracy, it is crucial that representatives to elected office reflect the diversity of the citizens they represent – half […]