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The financing of the election campaign for the extraordinary elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine took place under the strong influence of the oligarchs. This was stated by the head of mission of the OSCE Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE albert Jonsson, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
According to him, the past in the country’s parliamentary elections were not transparent because of the majoritarian component of the electoral system, undue influence of oligarchs, as well as partisanship. Thus, the largest Ukrainian media are owned by influential businessmen and separated based on adherence to the political currents. The editorial policy of these resources serves only the interests of their owners, which undermines the independence of journalism and the credibility of the voters, said Jonsson.
He also said that during the election campaign, the OSCE-ODIHR fixed “unequal opportunities for candidates and the lack of transparency of the electoral process”. On the whole, the elections in Ukraine from an administrative point of view “was successful and all procedures have been followed,” said the head of the mission.
Earlier on 22 July the Committee of voters of Ukraine reported that the main types of violations in the parliamentary elections become a vote buying and illegal campaigning. Also had problems with violations in the work of precinct election commissions and district commissions.
Early parliamentary elections were held in Ukraine on the eve of July 21. After processing 70,49% of the ballots, the party of President Vladimir Zelensky keeps the lead, gaining 42,68% of the votes. Also in Parliament, according to this, are the party of “Opposition platform For life”, “European solidarity”, “Fatherland” and “the Voice.”
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