The process of Ukraine’s implementation of recommendations in the area of elections suggested by international and national observation missions, international organisations, and foreign partner countries

On the eve of the official launch of the Presidential election campaign in Ukraine in December 2019, the Civil Network OPORA presents its preliminary analysis of Ukraine’s compliance with the recommendations from national and international observation organisations, international non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations, the diplomatic representatives of the partner countries of Ukraine on elections. With the approach of elections crucial for the democratic development of the country, it is important to conduct the audit of the status of meeting the observers’ recommendations. Despite the politically motivated prolongation of the full-fledged election reform in Ukraine, the state still has a chance to improve law and practices before 2019 presidential elections.

This report was drafted by OPORA experts and means to inform the Ukrainian state and its international partners on the status of recommendations in the field of elections. According to the survey findings, OPORA identified the government’s failed recommendations that are crucial for ensuring the quality of the election process in Ukraine. The priorities could be a basis for the operational dialogue between state institutions, the public, and the international partners of Ukraine on the improvement of election procedures and raising the general quality of the election process in the country.

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