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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems

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 […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]

IFES Holds Workshop on the Political Rights of Persons with Intellectual and Psychosocial Disabilities in Ukraine

Political inclusion of all citizens regardless of gender, race, disability, ethnicity, or sexuality is a cornerstone of representative governance. The principle of one-person one-vote is fundamental to genuine democracy. While there has been some progress in increasing political access for persons with disabilities around the world, much less progress has been made to remove barriers […]

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) […]