Ukrainian World Congress International Election Observation Mission releases Preliminary Observations confirming democratic Presidential Election
On 26 May 2014 the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) International Election Observation Mission released its Preliminary Observations during a press conference held at the UNIAN Information Agency in Kyiv confirming that the early 2014 Presidential Election in Ukraine on 25 May 2014 has met international standards for the conduct of democratic elections.
Although observers noted isolated infractions, the shortcomings did not impact the election results. Most voters were able to express their will on election day, despite the complicated situation in Eastern and Southern Ukraine. Official government statistics and the statistics of independent non-governmental organizations confirm a voter turnout surpassing 60%.
The UWC Mission, which numbered 236 observers from 22 countries, will publish a comprehensive final report, offering recommendations for potential improvements after completion of the process.