Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

OPORA: Dubious winner in contentious Kyiv constituency

The election watchdog OPORA reports that the Central Election Commission has taken the protocols in one of the most controversial single-mandate electoral district commission No. 223 for examination | detail

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Damning OSCE Post-election Interim Report

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has issued a post-election report on the 28 October parliamentary elections and the vote count afterwards. It reports a lack of transparency and strong evidence that election results were falsified | detail

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Politician claimant ordered to prove her rating

Natalia Korolevska’s party Ukraina Vpered is suing the Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology whose survey found that her party would not get into the Verkhovna Rada (it didn’t) | detail

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Andreas Gross: Ukraine already an authoritarian regime

The Head of the PACE Observers and head of the Group of Socialists in the PACE, Andreas Gross has told Ukrainsky Tyzhden that he believes Ukraine is not moving towards authoritarianism, but has already got there. | detail

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Basic Instinct

The Party of the Regions’ “leaders re-crafted the electoral playing field to suit their own needs: changed the election law, gerrymandered the districts, reshuffled election commissions, and endorsed a carte-blanche for all forms of illegal agitation to their loyalists” | detail

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CEC calls for re-elections in 5 single-mandate electoral districts

The Central Election Commission (CEC) announced on Monday that it could not determine the outcome in five single-mandate electoral districts and adopted a resolution to ask for a revote | detail

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ENEMO calls on authorities to preserve the will of voters at the tabulation process

Observers are reporting cases where the law enforcement agencies and unknown persons stopped the functioning of DECs, spoiled ballot papers, illegal withdrew protocols of Precinct Election Commissions (PECs), prevented and impeded the ordinary work of commissioners | detail

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Protest against "rigged" elections

Thousands of opposition supporters are staging a rally in protest at what they call rigged election results in front of the election commission headquarters in central Kiev, amid a heavy presence of elite anti-riot police units. | detail

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Cherkasy election district results remain in limbo

OPORA reports that the situation at District Election Commission [DEC] No. 194 in Cherkasy remains unresolved despite the fact that by 3 November two protocols had been signed and stamped, and the results officially announced | detail

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Berkut officers throw people out of disputed Vinnytsa DEC

Controversy rages and measures raise eyebrows over the vote count at District Election Commission No. 11 in Vinnytsa | detail

Visits 1656

DEC No. 185: Whereabouts of ballot papers unknown

The election watchdog OPORA reports that there is mystery as to the whereabouts of the ballot papers for Election District No. 185. Members of the DEC assert that they have handed them over to the archive but have no documents to show confirming this. | detail

Visits 951

TVi film crew beaten off by police at election commission

Mykola Knyazhytsky says that at the moment nobody is being admitted to the room where the district election commission [DEC] is meeting – neither journalists nor candidates. In contrast, the police are in the premises all the time and are present during the commission meetings. | detail

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Scandalous Pervomaisk protocols on their travels

Following the storm by Berkut riot police of the election commission premises in Pervomaisk, removal of protocols and disappearance of the head of the commission, the Central Election Commission would seem to have received and sent back protocols | detail

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EU concern over vote count and tabulation procrastination

High Representative Vice-President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle note with increasing concern that five days after the closure of the ballot the consolidated results have still not been announced. | detail

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Tabulation process in Ukraine marred by violations, manipulation

Mission Canada has noted the negative development of serious problems in the tabulation of the results by the District Election Commissions (DECs) since election-day. | detail

Visits 1023

Berkut riot police storm election commission, remove protocols

More scandal in the election district where the Central Election Commission first published official results showing Arkady Kornatsky from the United Opposition to have won, and then, without any explanation handed victory to the Party of the Regions candidate | detail

Visits 1991

OPORA Demonstrates the Arithmetic of Vote Rigging

In some election districts the number of voters at close of voting on Election Day was between one and two thousand different from when the polling stations opened. Moreover, the figure could be less at close of voting, indicating that large numbers of votes had disappeared, or higher, with “votes” mysteriously appearing. | detail

Visits 1842

Vote count shenanigans: procrastination, Berkut riot police, battles

CVU Head Oleksandr Chernenko says that if the elections themselves, although problematical, passed on the whole peacefully, the vote count has “wiped out all positive features of these elections”. | detail

Visits 1985

CEC changes 8 members of electoral commission in contentious constituency

An opposition MP claims that the changes are in favour of Bohdan Hubsky while an alternative vote count on Thursday by members of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine, CHESNO and other civic groups found that United Opposition candidate Leonid Datsenko had won | detail

Visits 1607

OPORA: Analogous cases, different court rulings

The election watchdog OPORA reports worrying cases where the court has allowed suits from the main unsuccessful rival to Batkivshchyna candidate Viktor Romanyuk despite the acts about an infringement being written in the court and no other evidence | detail

Visits 2117

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