On 15-17 May 2019, Veronika Movchan and Oksana Kuziakiv held several working meetings with EU officials and business organisations.
On May 13, 2019, the Executive Director of the Office Olena Carbou spoke at the Policy Dialogue conference organised by the European Policy Centre in the framework of its Ukraine Forum.
OPORA affirms with 99% certainty that results of the second round are the following: Volodymyr Zelenskyi received 73.2% of votes, and Petro Poroshenko – 24.3%. 2.5% of ballots are invalid.
In April 2019, pre-election campaigning of presidential candidates in Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi and Petro Poroshenko was competitive and often conflicting.
On 5 April 2019, the Office attended a conference “On the road to Toronto – Ukraine’s Civil Society and Information Resilience Five Years after Maidan”, organised by the Mission of Canada to the European Union (a long-term Office partner in organising the Brussels UkraineLab) and European Commission Support Group for Ukraine.
According to results of parallel vote tabulation conducted on the election day at the Presidential Election in Ukraine on March 31, 2019, by the Civil Network OPORA, Volodymyr Zelenskyi and Petro Poroshenko go to the second round. Their results are 30.1% and 15.7%, with an error of 0.7%.
In the last month of electoral campaigning, the most active candidates applied the maximum effort to mobilise and use the available resources (such as human, budget, financial, political influence in executive authorities) for pre-election campaigning.
On March 21, the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Kyiv International Institute of Sociology and the Razumkov Centre called a press conference to announce the start of the “National Exit Poll 2019” project.
On 15 March, the International Centre for Policy Studies presented the analytical paper “Assessment of security challenges: consequences for Ukraine’s foreign policy after the elections”.
On 14 March 2019, the Razumkov Centre held an expert discussion “Increased significance of monetary policy in the CEE countries in the post-crisis period and recommendations for Ukraine”.