UWC and UCCA held a meeting with the Central Election Commission of Ukraine
Officials of the Election Observation Mission of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) held a working meeting with the Chairman and members of the Central Election Commission (CEC) last week.
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) have jointly established the international observation mission at the next local elections in Ukraine to reinforce the democracy and transparency of the elections process.
During that meeting the Co-chair of the International Election Observation Mission (EOM), Borys Wrzesnewskyj thanked the members of the CEC for official accreditation of the observers of the UWC and UCCA and outlined the major tasks for the EOM at the local elections in Ukraine scheduled for October 25, 2020.
“The holding of successful democratic elections based upon new legislation and in the challenging conditions of Russian military occupations and ongoing aggressions is another difficult stage in Ukraine’s formation; we believe that these elections will live up to international standards and will serve as further proof that Ukraine is a fully-fledged member of the democratic European family of nations, ” – stated Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Co-Chair of the International Election Observation Mission.
A substantial part of the meeting was dedicated to the discussion of cooperation in the analysis and implementation of the new election legislation, given that the elections will be held for the first time under the new law – the Electoral Code adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Meeting participants also discussed critical issues in the organization of the electoral process, namely, conducting elections in the face of military aggression, large numbers of internally displaced persons and amid COVID-19 pandemic.
“Close cooperation with the Central Electoral Commission of Ukraine, key authority for organizing, preparing and conducting elections in Ukraine, is an integral part of the work of the International Election Observation Mission. Discussing the areas for cooperation in these elections is the first important step in the work of the Election Observation Mission, “stated Andriy Futey, Co-Chair of the International Election Observation Mission