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 OSCE: Elections-2012 in Ukraine Are a Step Backwards

Election campaign in Ukraine was rather non-transparent and the current elections are a step back compared to the previous ones, says OSCE observers report.

"Parliamentary elections of October 28were characterized by an insufficient level of competition, the causes of which was mainly administrative resource abuse, lack of transparency in campaign and party funding, as well as an imbalance in media," says the report of the international mission of OSCE observers.

The report also states the fact that certain aspects of the current elections in Ukraine are a step backwards compared to the previous ones.

A press conference of the international observation mission for parliamentary elections in Ukraine is taking place in Kyiv on Monday. The mission is a joint initiative of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE / ODIHR), the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the European Parliament, and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA ).

International Election Observation Mission for the parliamentary elections in Ukraine consists of more than 800 observers from 42 countries, including 625 long-term and short-term observers from the OSCE / ODIHR, as well as 100 members of parliament and members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, 40 PACE observers, 19 - from the Parliamentary Assembly NATO and the 36 - from the European Parliament.

 
 
 
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