Almost all political parties betake to violations on the eve of local elections - OPORA

Source : 112 Ukraine

Illegal agitation and bribery of voters are most common practices of deception used by active political parties in the election campaign, OPORA states
12:17, 23 October 2015


Almost all political parties resorted to abuse and violations on the eve of local elections, the analyst of Civil Network "Opora" Oleksandr Neberykut stated at the briefing broadcasted over 112 Ukraine.

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"Due to the fact that it is local elections, and there are many different levels of the campaign, probably, therefore, almost all the parties have resorted to various abuses and violations. We do not see certain trends, whether one or another political party violates more than the other, or resorts to certain forms or types of violations to a greater extent than the other. For example, [such forms as - ed.], the use of the administrative resources or bribery of voters. So, there are no certain trends, and in fact, all of active political parties, which amount about 30, have resorted to the violations, or we recorded such abuses from their part," Neberykut said.

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According to the OPORA report, since the beginning of current election campaign, 668 violations were recorded, most of which were the illegal agitation (380 violations) and bribery of voters (193).

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