In June, OPORA observers stated a rather high scale of activities of potential and registered candidates with signs of indirect vote buying.
Despite the challenges with the unreformed election law, and regardless of the advanced pace of the electoral process, key election stages ran in compliance with the acting law. It was stated by representatives of the Civil Network OPORA at a press-conference on June, 21, in Kyiv.
On May 22, ICPS conducted an international conference devoted to the analysis of Ukraine’s policy towards V4 countries with the participation of diplomatic missions’ representatives, expert community, think tanks, representatives of the state authorities and media.
On 16th of May 2019, the Razumkov Centre organised the International Round-Table Discussion on “Donbas Conflict Resolution: Progress Report and a Way Forward (Proposals for a New Administration)”.
International Centre for Policy Studies (ICPS) has conducted a briefing for diplomatic missions in Ukraine as part of the project “Ukraine and V4 countries: promoting better understanding”.
During the 2019 presidential election, representatives of the Civil Network OPORA trained 1533 prevention police officers and investigators from the National Police of Ukraine. It is planned to conduct trainings in all regions for the same number of police officers before parliamentary elections.
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.
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.