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The administrative court is to examine electoral disputes in a collegial formation

Photo: Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office   On December 19, 2017, based on the application submitted by Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office, the RA Constitutional Court examined the matter of the constitutionality of Article 213 § 1 of the RA Administrative Procedure Code. HCA Vanadzor applied to the Constitutional Court after, upon the decision made […]

Report on the results of monitoring the registration of nomination groups

According to the observers, the registration of nomination groups was marked by several flaws, e.g. in the Orša district commission. The commission registered a nomination group of Sviataslau Chernikau, head of the Radunskaje agricultural enterprise, who specified his party affiliation as the “Belaya Rus party”. After observers of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders For Free […]

EPDE Winter Camp took place in Poland

The second Winter Camp for election observers of the EPDE member organisations took place from 11 to 15 December 2017. During one week, a large group of around 100 experts, observers and volunteers from Eastern and Western Europe met near Warsaw, Poland, for this major training event. Participants could chose workshops covering a wide range […]

Crucial Changes in Legislation Regarding Russian Presidential Elections of 2018

The Golos Movement presents the analysis of key changes in the legislation of the Russian presidential elections of 2018, comparing them with 2012. While some of the changes were aimed at democratization of elections, many amendments introduced brought new restrictions on the right to be elected, candidate registration, election monitoring, among others.

On the implementation of recommendations from the final reports of the OSCE/ODIHR

More than half of the 121 recommendations of OSCE/ODIHR on elections have not been implemented. The Golos Movement analysed the reports of the organization following the results of five federal elections in Russia from 2003 to 2016. The worst situation can be found in the regulation of agitation and media work: only six of the […]

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome at our new EPDE Website! The European Platform for Democratic Elections has launched its new website! Presented in a fresh design, the site offers many new features and possibilities for visitors, members, partners, and journalists. As an example, in our new “Document” section, users can directly search for any elections reports or policy papers […]

Fixed Games: How candidates compete in elections

There was no real competition in the elections of the heads of regions held in Russia on September 10, 2017. This is the conclusion of the experts of the movement “Golos” in a new report assessing the level of competition in elections after analyzing the final financial reports of the candidates. Opposition political parties refused […]

Golos: Lack of Financial Transparency and Competition at Regional Elections

On December 6, 2017, the Russian President Vladimir Putin officially announced his intention to run for a fourth term at the Presidential Elections of March 18, 2018. The election campaign has now started. But is there a real competition for this office? What resources and financial resources does the opposition have? And what about the […]

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