“Conservation of Electoral System Cannot Be Acceptable – Because the Political Context is Changing,” Olha Aivazovska in the Constitutional Court
On May, 20, a plenary session of the Grand Chamber of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine took place on the motion from 45 people’s deputies who qualified as unconstitutional the lack of majoritarian election system at parliamentary elections. During the open part of the session, the members of the proceedings took the floor, followed by the involved participants – people’s deputies, representatives of the Central Election Commission, and experts from dedicated NGOs. Olha Aivazovska, Chair of...
Legal Reference of OPORA on Legal Regulation for Campaigning and Publicity of Elections
Regulation of procedures of electoral campaigning and publicity is enshrined in the Electoral Code (adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of the 9 th convocation) mostly repeats the provisions of the electoral law adopted over 10 years before its approval, and does not comply with the current conditions of media activities.
Court Cancels the CEC Resolution on Unfeasibility to Have the 2020 Local Elections in 18 Donbass Communities
On May, 11, 2021, the Sixth Administrative Court of Appeals held illegal and repealed the Resolution of the Central Election Commission on unfeasibility to have the first elections of local deputies in certain village, township, and city councils of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts and for respective village, township, and city heads on October, 25, 2020.
No Legal Grounds for the CEC to Register Vasyl Virastiuk as a People’s Deputy
The Central Election Commission established the lack of legal grounds to register Vasyl Virastiuk as a people’s deputy for constituency No 87. It was discussed at the CEC session on May, 5, 2021.
Concept for Solution for Elections in Certain Communities of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts
Enhanced requirements to the CMA opinion (changes to the Law of Ukraine “On Civil Military Administrations”) The opinion of the civil and military administration on the impossibility to organize elections must include the following items:
The CCU to Publicly Consider the Claim from 45 People’s Deputies Contesting the Cancellation of a Majoritarian System
Yesterday, on April, 8, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine held they would consider in full session and in oral argument the claim from 45 people’s deputies on the constitutionality of the cancellation of self-nomination and the majoritarian electoral system. The hearing date will be informed further.
ЦВК прийняла до розгляду протокол ОВК №87 щодо підсумків голосування і очікуватиме рішення судів
Центральна виборча комісія прийняла до розгляду та опрацювання протокол окружної виборчої комісії про підсумки голосування на проміжних виборах народного депутата на окрузі №87.
Politization of DEC Operations and Judicial Perspective: OPORA Representatives Discuss the Situation in Constituency 87
The situation with the establishment of voting results at the interim elections of people’s deputies in constituency 87 has stirred much of public interest. In fact, the district commission sent back for the re-count 20 election commissions; the voting results at two polling stations were declared invalid; the incompliance was identified between the protocol data and the re-count outcomes at three polling stations; at one polling station with several dozens of missing ballots the decision has...
Elections in the Districts, Cut-Off Television Channels and Ambitions of Returning to “Big-League Politics”. Monitoring of Political Ads on Facebook for February, 2021
According to OPORA, in February, * 2021, the amounts spent for promotion of political ads on Facebook ranged from USD 168,780 to 265,980**. Paid ads of the social media were used by 1,205 pages, having promoted 9,913 posts. Over 6.5% of them were posted against the rules of the social media (they did not include the marking). Setting the results against the monitoring of Facebook political ads from last February, we can see all parameters growing. Back in that period, Facebook and Instagr...