2018

Golos: More than half of the 121 recommendations of OSCE/ODIHR on elections have not been implemented

Moscow, January 26, 2018

More than half of the 121 recommendations of OSCE/ODIHR on elections have not been implemented. Golos analysed the reports of the organization following the results of five federal elections in Russia from 2003 to 2016. The worst situation can be found in the regulation of agitation and media work: only six out of 25 recommendations were implemented to some extent.

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New Golos report on the nomination of candidates for the Presidential election

Moscow, January 26, 2018

According to the report, a positive change compared to the 2012 presidential elections is a significant reduction in the required number of signatures to be collected by candidates in support of their nomination. However the legal inequality of candidates from parties represented in the State Duma as opposed to candidates from other parties (as well as self-nominated candidates) remains unchanged.

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Local elections in Belarus: Report on monitoring the registration of candidates for deputies

Minsk, January 24, 2018

According to the report, a total of 22,713 candidates for local councils of the twenty-eighth convocation have been nominated, which almost equals the number nominated during the last local elections of 2014 (22,784). Most candidates were nominated by citizens through signature collection — 15,172, which represents 66.8% of the total number of nominees, labor collectives — 5,356 (23.6%), political parties — 813 (3.6%).

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EPDE Policy Alert - Electoral Reform In Ukraine #4

Kyiv, January 24, 2017

The fourth issue of the “EPDE Policy Alert - Electoral Reform in Ukraine” analyzes the controversial Draft Law No. 7366 which advocates to replace the current mixed electoral system with a fully majoritarian system. The introduction of an exclusive first-past-the-post voting system, as proposed in Draft Law No. 7366, would fundamentally contradict the goals of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity and the commitments of the coalition.

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