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IFES Ukraine

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Conference on “2019 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections: Lessons Learned and Recommendations”

On November 13-14, IFES, in cooperation with the Сentral Election Commission (CEC), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Project Coordinator in Ukraine and the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine, organized a national conference “2019 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections: Lessons Learned and Recommendations”. The event provided a platform for national and international electoral […]

Farewell to the Central Election Commission

Kyiv, September 18. IFES Ukraine bids farewell to the outgoing members of the Central Election Commission (CEC). After two important national elections both praised by international and domestic observers for being administered in line with democratic standards and in respect of fundamental freedoms, the membership of the Commission will now be fully renewed. The efforts of […]

IDPs’ Electoral Participation Gap

This article was written by Tetyana Durnyeva, Harald Hartvig Jepsen and Hannah Roberts It was originally published in Journal of Internal Displacement. You can find more articles like on JID’s web page after subscribing.    Abstract Sustainable Development Goal 16 is concerned with peaceful and inclusive societies, access to justice for all, and effective and […]

IFES Comment on women’s representation in the new parliament and further steps to maintain and facilitate better women’s representation in politics

Background Between the 2014 parliamentary election and the 2019 election, the number of women MPs in Ukraine’s parliament (the Verkhovna Rada) never exceeded 53 women or 12.6 percent; in fact, by June 2019, there were only 49 women MPs or only 11.6 percent. Prior to the new parliament taking office, Ukraine ranks 155th among 193 countries in […]

Ukraine Post-Presidential Election Survey: Key Findings

This summary details the key findings from the latest International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) public opinion survey in Ukraine. The fieldwork of this survey was conducted between May 19 and June 1, 2019, following the second round of the 2019 presidential election. The survey interviewed 2,003 respondents through Ukraine, excluding the occupied areas of […]

Ukrainian Presidential Election Paves Way for October Parliamentary Elections

On April 21, 2019, Ukrainian citizens headed to the polls to select their next president in a second-round election triggered after no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round on March 31. Volodymyr Zelenskyi, representing the Servant of the People Party and a relative newcomer to Ukrainian politics, achieved […]