The European Union delegation Ukraine hopes for the free, fair and transparent the second round of the elections on April 21, which will be held according to the international standards. The Spokesperson stated following the first round of the presidential elections in Ukraine, as is published on their website.
“The European Union looks forward to a free, fair and transparent second round of the elections on 21 April, held in accordance with international standards”, - the report said.
According to the report, it is important that all parties adhere to democratic principles, respecting the will of Ukrainian people and avoid provoking unnecessary tensions.
The Spokesperson also added that the election was competitive, voters had a broad choice and turned out in high numbers in the first round of the presidential elections on March 31. Overall, fundamental freedoms were generally respected.
The Central Election Commission (CEC) must establish the election results by April 10. Then, the commission has to publish the results of the first round in the newspapers Holos Ukrayiny and Uryadovy Kuryer not later than April 13. And it is to announce holding the second round in case no candidate received over 50% of votes.