UWC and UCCA International election observation missions hold meetings in Ukraine
Following official accreditation, the international election observation missions of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) continue their work. They held an official meeting with the leadership of the Central Electoral Commission of Ukraine, where they discussed a wide range of tasks and challenges of the election process implementation at 2020 local elections.
UWC and UCCA observation missions officials also held a series of meetings with leading civil society experts on the election process and election legislation in Ukraine. The key meetings were with Olga Aivazovska, Chair of Civil Network OPORA NGO, Oleksiy Koshel, Chair of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine, Hanna Hopko, National Interests Advocacy Network ANTS and Serhiy Vasylchenko, Chair of the Ukrainian Center for Social Data.
Discussions focused on ensuring fair, transparent and democratic elections, taking into account the new significant changes in legislation, the challenging epidemiological situation in Ukraine, media space clutter, shortages of funding locally, low public awareness of the new election rules.
We thank the experts and representatives of the leading NGOs for the opportunity to effectively cooperate in support of fair and democratic 2020 local elections.