UWC calls for adherence to the Law “On the Election of People’s Deputies of Ukraine”
October 24, 2012
UWC CALLS FOR ADHERENCE TO THE LAW
“ON THE ELECTION OF PEOPLE’S DEPUTIES OF UKRAINE”
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon Ukraine’s governing authorities and all candidates for people’s deputies to adhere to the Law On the Election of People’s Deputies of Ukraine during the Parliamentary elections on October 28, 2012.
The UWC also appeals to the citizens of Ukraine to actively participate in the electoral process, vote in accordance with one’s conscience and immediately inform international observers and the Central Election Commission of any witnessed infringements of the Law On the Election of People’s Deputies of Ukraine.
“The goal of the UWC Election Observation Mission is to contribute to a more open and transparent electoral process in Ukraine,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.
The UWC deployed 300 international observers from 20 countries to monitor the Parliamentary elections in all regions of Ukraine.
The UWC is the international coordinating body for Ukrainian communities in the diaspora representing the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians. The UWC has member organizations in 33 countries and ties with Ukrainians in 14 additional countries. Founded in 1967 as a non-profit corporation, the UWC was recognized in 2003 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with special consultative status.