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Fake International Observers and Experts at Russia’s Fraudulent 2024 “Presidential Election”

EPDE identified 178 fake observers invited by the Russian authorities, including many Western politicians and elected officials, to give international legitimacy to the “presidential elections.” On 15-17 March 2024, Russia held “presidential elections”, in which four people allegedly competed for the Russian presidential post, including none from the democratic opposition, which is outlawed in the country in […]

Opinion: Hungary’s democratic Rubik’s Cube | EU.Observer

“[The Sovereignty Law] has enforced a culture of fear within civil society and the media, diverted already limited resources and attention, stifled cooperation and imposed a level of self-censorship.” Elliott Goat and Zsofia Banuta, EU.Observer As Hungary takes over the EU’s rotating presidency, EPDE member Unhack Democracy took a look at how Hungarian civil society […]

European Parliament Elections: Hungarian Citizen Election Report

As Hungary takes over the EU’s rotating presidency, most prominent Hungarian election-related organisations: Unhack Democracy, 20k, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Mérték Media Monitor and Political Capital took a look at how Hungarian civil society has been facing up to Orban’s electoral autocracy in light of the recent EP/local elections. “The Sovereignty […]

Online Round Table: European perspectives, Russian Law, and a new electoral system: What to know about Georgia’s 2024 elections

Online round table “European perspectives, Russian Law, and a new electoral system: What to know about Georgia’s 2024 elections” The parliamentary elections in Georgia, set for October 26, 2024, occur amid weeks of continued peaceful protests against the law “On transparency of foreign influence” pushed by the ruling Georgian Dream party and efforts to intimidate […]

EPDE at the EU Elections: Observing E-Day in Bulgaria and Romania

From 6 to 10 June 2024, the EPDE organized study trips for election observers to Romania and Bulgaria. The study trips were implemented in close cooperation with local partners Expert Forum (EFOR) in Romania and Institute for Public Environment Development (IPED) in Bulgaria. The trip’s program culminated in observing E-day of the European Parliament Elections […]

Polish parliamentary elections 2023. Conclusions and recommendations from domestic election observers

EPDE member The Political Accountability Foundation published its final conclusions and recommendations from monitoring the 2023 parliamentary elections. The report covers key aspects of the electoral process, including: Priority Recommendations: The report offers several key recommendations that should be implemented in the coming months. Download the conclusions and full set of recommendations below (in English). […]

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