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Election Bulletin #102 (January 25 – February 7, 2020)

Rada Approves Resolution to Continue Work on Amending the Constitution to Reduce the Number of MPs to 300 and designating the Proportional System for Future Parliamentary Elections. On February 4, the Verkhovna Rada, with 236 MP votes in favor, passed a resolution in support of the President’s earlier proposal enshrined in Draft Law no. 1017 to amend the Constitution of […]

IFES Election Bulletin #101 (January 13 – 24, 2020)

Government Appoints Novikov as NAPC Chair. On January 15, the Cabinet of Ministers appointed Oleksandr Novikov as Chair of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NAPC). The new NAPC Chair has a legal education and over 10 years of experience with the Public Prosecutor. He supported government prosecution of both organized crime and economic crimes. On […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #100 (December 16, 2019 – January 12, 2020)

New Election Code Signed by President Zelenskyy. On December 28, 2019, President Zelenskyy signed the new election code after it was approved by 330 Members of Parliament in the Verkhovna Rada on December 19. The President stated “the adoption of this code will ensure … fully unified legislation for the preparation and conduct of elections in Ukraine that […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #98 (November 18 – December 1, 2019)

Verkhovna Rada Committee Revises Election Code. On November 27, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on State Building, Local Self-Governance, Regional and Urban Development posted a new version of the draft election code on the Rada’s website following recent consultations including with the CEC and civil society. The revised election code addresses most concerns expressed by civil society […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #97 (November 4 – 17, 2019)

Rada’s Committee considers the draft election code. On November 15, 2019, the Committee on State Building, Local Self-Governance, Regional and Urban Development (the Committee) convened to consider the draft election code vetoed by President on September 14. Two days before the meeting, the Committee received a comprehensive set of amendments to the code from the Central […]

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 […]

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 […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #93 (September 9 – 20, 2019)

Rada Supports President’s Petition to Dismiss CEC. On September 13, the Verkhovna Rada voted to dismiss all members of the Central Election Commission (CEC) based on a petition from the President. The parliamentary resolution was supported by 341 MPs – primarily from the Servant of the People, Opposition Platform – For Life and Batkivshchyna parliamentary factions as well […]

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 […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #91 (August 12 – 23, 2019)

CEC Publishes Final Election Results; First Verkhovna Rada Meeting Scheduled for August 29. On August 16, the Central Election Commission (CEC) published the final election result for Verkhovna Rada single-member constituency number 210 in the Chernihiv oblast. This completes CEC reporting for the July 2019 Rada elections. Election results for the nationwide election constituency, in which 225 seats […]