UWC International Election Observation Mission releases Preliminary Observations confirming that the 2019 Presidential Election in Ukraine has met international standards for the conduct of democratic elections
On 22 April 2019, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) International Election Observation Mission released its Preliminary Observations during a press conference held at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine, confirming that the 2019 Presidential Election in Ukraine met international standards for the conduct of democratic elections.
The UWC Mission, which numbered 249 observers from 18 countries, will publish a comprehensive final report, offering recommendations regarding the electoral process. In particular, they concern the timing of the debate between the candidates, the “day of silence”, equal access of candidates to mass media, and the timelines for contesting the results before the courts.
“The governing authorities of Ukraine made considerable efforts to ensure that the election would be transparent and conducted at the highest level. Law enforcement agencies also secured the electoral process despite ongoing Russian hybrid aggression against Ukraine” – stated Head of the UWC Mission Eugene Czolij.
The Preliminary Observations of the UWC Mission can be read HERE.
The press conference regarding the Preliminary Observations can be viewed HERE.
On 24 April 2019, at 10.00, in the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre (Ukrainskyi Dim, Khreshchatyk 2), a press conference will be held during which the Head of the UWC Mission, Eugene Czolij, will present an assessment of the media-monitoring of Russian disinformation in Western media regarding Ukraine and the Presidential Election (Online streaming of this press conference will be available.)