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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 […]

Electoral Code: Issues with turnout-based seat allocation for Parliament

The choice of electoral system for parliamentary elections is an important aspect of current and past discussions around the draft Election Code. It is to date not fully decided. Using voter turnout as the basis for seat allocation, as opposed to using population or registration data, is one such open topic. The Parliament of Ukraine […]

IFES Comment on Draft Law 2336 “On amending certain legislative acts of Ukraine on the prevention and counteraction of political corruption”

IFES Ukraine has prepared a comment on Draft Law 2336 that introduces changes to the current regulation of political finance. It was registered in the Verkhovna Rada on October 29, 2019, by MPs from “Holos” and “Batkivshchyna” parliamentary factions. The draft law offers reasonable solutions to important problems related to private funding and financial reporting […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #96 (October 19 – November 1, 2019)

The New CEC Gets to Work. On October 22, the newly appointed Central Election Commission (CEC) divided areas of responsibility among its members. The Chairman of the CEC, Oleh Didenko, will monitor the activities of the commission, its Secretariat and the Office of the State Register of Voters and be responsible for budget. He is in […]

The New CEC Gets To Work

On October 22, IFES held its first meeting with the newly elected Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Oleh Didenko. The CEC was further represented by its two Deputy Chairs – Serhii Dubovyk and Vitalii Plukar as well as the Secretary of the Commission, Olena Hataulina. The Chairman emphasized that the CEC will uphold the principles […]

CEC Announces Local Elections in 119 Newly Amalgamated Communities on December 22, 2019

On October 11, the Central Election Commission (CEC) approved requests from oblast regional state administrations and scheduled 119 elections in newly-amalgamated communities on Sunday, December 22. Eighty-six communities will conduct first elections in newly amalgamated communities while another 33 communities will elect additional members to expand existing local councils. The election process will begin on November 2. The CEC decision marks the continuation of decentralization reform […]

IFES Offers Recommendations at Coordination Meeting on Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector

Photo: Ministry of Energy and Environment Protection  On October 9, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) presented its comprehensive analysis of Ukraine’s cybersecurity legal framework at a coordination meeting hosted by Ukraine’s Ministry of Energy and Environment Protection. IFES’ presentation highlighted gaps in the regulatory framework of Ukraine’s cybersecurity sector and emphasized the need to adjust national legislation […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #94 (September 23 – October 4, 2019)

Parliament Appoints 17 New CEC Members. On October 4, the Verkhovna Rada voted to appoint a new Central Election Commission based on a petition from the President. The 17 candidacies were voted on one by one and supported by all parliamentary fractions. They replace the previous Commission which was dismissed on September 13. Before the vote, Batkivshchyna faction […]

Ukraine’s parliament appoints 17 new members of the Central Election Commission

October 4, 2019. Today, the Parliament of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada, voted to appoint all members of the Central Election Commission (CEC) based on a petition from the President. All 17 candidacies were voted on one by one and supported by all the factions. They were voted in to replace the Commission that was dismissed […]

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