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CIS-EMO says by-elections should be rescheduled due to political situation in Ukraine

The CIS-EMO International Election Monitoring Organization has said that the by-elections to the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, in at least two constituencies – No. 223 in Kyiv and No. 94 in Obukhiv (Kyiv region) – should be rescheduled in connection with the current political situation in Ukraine, CIS-EMO Head Alexander Bedritsky said at a press conference hosted by Interfax-Ukraine on December 11. Read more about CIS-EMO says by-elections should be rescheduled due to political situation in Ukraine

Kiev faces ´mountain of problems´ on electoral law ahead of EU/Ukraine summit

Mr Kochetkov, a frequent participant in conferences in the European Parliament, said, "One of the points of Mr Fule’s document clearly and unambiguously requires the Ukrainian authorities to remedy the deficiencies of the parliamentary elections, including those connected with the failure to calculate the election results in five single-mandate constituencies.”

A senior member of an international team of election monitors says they have faced "unprecedented pressure" since calling for "profound" reform of Ukraine´s electoral system. Read more about Kiev faces ´mountain of problems´ on electoral law ahead of EU/Ukraine summit

Ukraine Electoral System Situation Report by International Organization for Elections Observation CIS-EMO

The voters of Ukraine ultimately lost an opportunity to have transparent and democratic elections in the foreseeable future. Most of the recommendations of the ODIHR and the Venice Commission regarding changes to the electoral law in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine disregarded. Instead of the required by European Union "quick steps" to upgrade the existing Ukrainian electoral system, the symbiosis of government and opposition performs something quite different – the highest possible inhibition of the reform and persistent attempts to "drag out" any progress. Read more about Ukraine Electoral System Situation Report by International Organization for Elections Observation CIS-EMO

The Rouhani Surprise

The only thing we learn from Iranian elections, to paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, is that we do not learn from Iranian elections. Despite their careful study of the tea leaves of Iranian domestic politics, neither the pundits nor the policymakers in the West could have imagined, even a day before the June 14 election, that Hassan Rouhani would win the polling. The same kind of monocausal analysis that blindsided the observers of Iran now risks creating misguided expectations about the implications of Rouhani's presidency. Read more about The Rouhani Surprise

Iran's Elections: 'Back to the Future'

It's a very rare moment in Iran. Once again, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad changes the equation even though he, personally, isn't part of it. Both the "reformists" and the "principalists" have a single objective in this election: defeating Ahmadinejad's candidate, Esfendyar Rahim Mashaei, or whoever makes it to the final list of candidates. Read more about Iran's Elections: 'Back to the Future'

"Bandera threat" of Russian-Ukrainian relations discussed in Moscow

April 3 was a press conference at the Interfax news agency. Theme of press conference was "New Bandera supporters in Ukrainian politics is a threat to relations with Russia." During the press conference was a presentation of the book "The Illusion of Freedom: Where do the new ukrainian Bandera supporters" by psychologist Stanislav Byshok. Read more about "Bandera threat" of Russian-Ukrainian relations discussed in Moscow

CIS-EMO mission initiates roundtables to improve electoral legislation in Ukraine

The CIS-EMO international election observation mission is initiating the holding of roundtables in Ukraine to improve electoral legislation.
"I think that we'll hold the first roundtable in a week or two," CIS-EMO Director General Alexei Kochetkov said at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine. Read more about CIS-EMO mission initiates roundtables to improve electoral legislation in Ukraine

CIS-EMO mission says parliamentary elections in Ukraine legally incomplete

The CIS-EMO International Election Monitoring Organization has expressed concern about the fact that the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has not selected a date for repeated parliamentary elections in five constituencies where conflicts occurred during the 2012 parliamentary elections in Ukraine. Read more about CIS-EMO mission says parliamentary elections in Ukraine legally incomplete

International observers will continue to monitor the electoral process in Ukraine

International observers will continue to monitor the electoral process in Ukraine

The mission of the organization to monitor the elections CIS-EMO has decided to continue to monitor the election process in Ukraine. "We have decided to continue to monitor, we will not turn off long-term mission in the next few months," - said General Director of CIS-EMO Alexei Kochetkov. He explained that the observers are going to keep track of the situation in the five constituencies where CEC found it impossible to establish the reliability of the election results. In addition, according to Kochetkov, CIS-EMO can continue to monitor and after the situation in the troubled districts somehow resolved. Read more about International observers will continue to monitor the electoral process in Ukraine

Key breakers of election process are candidates in majority constituencies, says CIS-EMO

Key breakers of election process are candidates in majority constituencies, says CIS-EMO

Leading political forces are working well enough in revealing facts of breaking the election law, observers of the CIS-EMO election observation mission have said. Read more about Key breakers of election process are candidates in majority constituencies, says CIS-EMO

CIS-EMO Mission to closely monitor home voting during election

CIS-EMO Mission to closely monitor home voting during election

The CIS-EMO election observation mission intends to closely monitor home voting during the parliamentary election on October 28, 2012, taking into account the fact that it is becoming increasingly commonplace for Ukrainians to get sick. Read more about CIS-EMO Mission to closely monitor home voting during election

Texas Ranger on guard of US elections

Представители миссии CIS-EMO резко осудили заявление республиканца и генерального прокурора штата Техас Грега Абботта

Republican and Attorney General of Texas Greg Abbott made a strong warning to the mission of international election observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and promised to arrest them if they come to the polling places closer than 100 feet. Such restrictions make the election monitoring almost impossible, said the head of international observer mission in Ukraine Alexey Kochetkov. «I fully support the position of director of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of OSCE, who strongly condemned the demarche of G. Abbott, - continued Kochetkov, - The US, like the other OSCE participating states, took on certain obligations, neglect of which is a mockery of the very concept of democracy. At the same time it calls into question the activities of American election observers in other countries», - he stressed. Read more about Texas Ranger on guard of US elections

Odesa region is leader in violation of election campaigning, says CIS-EMO

Odesa region is leader in violation of election campaigning, says CIS-EMO

The CIS-EMO election observation mission in Ukraine has registered the largest number of violation cases in election campaigning in Odesa region. Read more about Odesa region is leader in violation of election campaigning, says CIS-EMO

Web cameras at polling stations for transparent voting in Ukraine

Web cameras at polling stations for transparent voting in Ukraine

The use of web cameras at polling stations during the parliamentary elections in Ukraine on Sunday, October 28, will ensure the transparency of the voting, according to Veronica Rouet, an election expert, who has come to Ukraine as an observer from the Commonwealth of the Independent States - Election Monitoring Organisation (CIS-EMO). Read more about Web cameras at polling stations for transparent voting in Ukraine

Ballot boxes disappeared in Sumy

Ballot boxes disappeared in Sumy

More than 250 ballot boxes are missing at polling stations of Sumy. According to observers, if the shortage was discovered on the day of the election, this could lead to a serious scandal. Read more about Ballot boxes disappeared in Sumy

CIS-EMO notes increased use of administrative resources during election campaign in Ukraine

CIS-EMO notes increased use of administrative resources during election campaign in Ukraine

The mission of the CIS Election Monitoring Organization (CIS-EMO) has noted an increase in the use of administrative resources during the election campaign in Ukraine in the final days before the vote. Read more about CIS-EMO notes increased use of administrative resources during election campaign in Ukraine

CIS-EMO monitors find nonexistent polling station in Donetsk

During the stay of the group in the city, it was found that the residents of Kirovsky district received several different invitations to one and the same election with different addresses Read more about CIS-EMO monitors find nonexistent polling station in Donetsk

Serious problems of the organization were revealed at the meeting of the OSCE ODIHR

On September 24 in Warsaw opened an annual meeting to review the implementation of the commitments in the human dimension, adopted by all OSCE participating States. The event was organized by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). The meeting will last until October 5.
The meeting was attended by the Director of the international organization of election observation CIS-EMO and the head of the mission in Ukraine Alexey Kochetkov. Read more about Serious problems of the organization were revealed at the meeting of the OSCE ODIHR

France 24: Breakaway Georgian region elects new president

Georgia’s breakaway province of Abkhazia, which is protected by Russia and recognised only by a handful of countries, has elected its current vice-president, Alexander Ankvab, to the presidency. Georgian authorities say the election is illegitimate. Read more about France 24: Breakaway Georgian region elects new president

Geopolitics in Republican Italy - A limited sovereignty Country

In spite of its propitious geographical position and the peculiar morphology of its land, nowadays Italy does not have an own geopolitical doctrine.
This is a consequence of three distinct reasons: a) the involvement of Italy within the sphere of influence of the USA (the so-called western system); b) the profound crisis of the national identity; c) the scanty geopolitical culture of its managers. Read more about Geopolitics in Republican Italy - A limited sovereignty Country

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