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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Parliament supports President’s petition to dismiss the Central Election Commission

September 13, 2019. Today, the Parliament of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada, voted to dismiss all members of the Central Election Commission (CEC) based on a petition from the President. The resolution of parliament was supported by 341 MPs mainly from the parliamentary factions Servant of the People, Opposition Platform – For Life and Batkivshchyna, as well […]

Parliament to vote on President’s petition to dismiss the CEC

As early as today, the Parliament of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada, will vote on a draft resolution to dismiss all members of the Central Election Commission based on a petition of the President of Ukraine. Yesterday, September 11, the parliamentary committee on state power, local self-government and local and urban development supported the petition of […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #92 (August 26 – September 6, 2019)

The Verkhovna Rada Begins Work. On August 29, the Ninth Convocation of the Verkhovna Rada conducted its inaugural session. Following July’s elections, 422 lawmakers were sworn in. Newly-elected Member of Parliament Serhii Rudyk – not formally affiliated with a political party – did not take an oath. The Supreme Court ordered the Central Election Commission (CEC) to […]

Call for papers – Academic conference “The Role of Money in Ukrainian Politics and Elections”

  Academic conference “The Role of Money in Ukrainian Politics and Elections”   Date: November 25-26, 2019   N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) are jointly organising the academic conference “The Role of Money in Ukrainian Politics and Elections”, […]

Ukraine’s CEC launches a new website

On September 3, 2019, Ukraine’s Central Election Commission (CEC) launched its new website, which can be accessed by the link – https://www.cvk.gov.ua/. The new site was developed to ensure more effective communication with the CEC’s main target audiences, such as citizens, political parties, candidates, observers, and media. The site will become a primary information resource on […]

IFES’ Post-Election Report on Ukraine’s 2019 Parliamentary Elections

IFES Ukraine presents “2019 Early Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine: Post-Election Report,” which can be accessed here. This report is offered to the attention of all stakeholders – first and foremost the incoming parliament – but also the Central Election Commission, the Constitutional Court, the National Police and other electoral stakeholders. This report represents IFES’ view […]

International Youth Day: Monitoring political finance

“Young people often do not vote, saying that politicians do not defend their interests. For the most part, during elections, politicians do not value young people’s voices and devote their programs to other issues. Mutual alienation hurts everyone’s interests. Why do we not become honest and open with each other?” – Ihor Feschenko, 27, a […]

International Youth Day: Youth ensures cybersecurity in elections

Technology plays an increasingly important role in all aspects of democracy in an evolving, digital world. However, with the use of technology comes risks – cybersecurity is becoming an essential part of robust, democratic and safeguarded institutions. Young people are playing an active role in making sure that critical election and democratic information is safe […]

Electoral technology and internet voting in Ukraine

As technology advances and more transactions become electronic, many have questioned when voting will truly enter the digital age. After all, many of us trust websites and mobile apps with our financial information and with our social interaction, and it seems only natural to have the same level of trust when casting a vote online. […]

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