The European network of organizations monitoring elections ENEMO believes that the Second round of local elections in Ukraine met most international standards, said Tuesday the head of mission in the country Zlatko Vujovic.
The second round of elections in local authorities was fifteen November in 29 cities of Ukraine. For example, repeated valaisiana took place in the biggest cities: Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, Kherson, Nikolaev, Zaporozhye, Poltava, Uzhgorod and Chernihiv. The official results of the 2nd round must be determined before November 20, inclusive.
"The second round of local elections in Ukraine was held in compliance with most international standards for free and democratic elections. However, certain legal provisions leave room for doubt and discussion, the most those that relate to unequal access To the electoral funds and media, heterogeneous representation of participants of the election process from election commissions, as well as the heterogeneity of the representation of constituencies in elected councils, " said Vujovic at the Symposium on Tuesday.
He said that at most polling stations the elections were held in Accordance with the legislative act. In addition, ENEMO Observers deemed the voting process as "good" or "very good" by 98, 9% of the plots, which indicates an improvement compared with the first round of voting. Observers organizations highly considered the work of the members of the Commission, but stressed that they have passed the required training and were not fully aware of the legal procedures.
in ENEMO added that the cases of direct and indirect bribery of voters remains a problem of the Ukrainian elections and observed in the process of the election campaign before the second round of voting. The next elections to the Ukrainian legislators should pay more attention to enhance transparency in the payment and expense reports of the candidates.