OSCE to send 850 observers to Ukraine's parliamentary elections

OSCE to send 850 observers to Ukraine's parliamentary elections

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) intends to attract about 850 long-term and short-term observers during early parliamentary elections in Ukraine.

Head of the ODIHR election observation mission Albert Jonsson said this at a meeting with Head of Ukraine's Central Election Commission Tetiana Slipachuk, CEC Secretary Natalia Bernatska and Deputy Head of the CEC Secretariat Serhiy Dubovyk, the CEC press service reported on Facebook.

The ODIHR is planning to attract 96 long-term and about 750 short-term observers during the early elections of people's deputies of Ukraine, Ambassador Jonsson said.

CEC officials told the ODIHR mission representatives about the current situation in the CEC and the challenges faced by the commission during this election process.

"The fact that the Central Electoral Commission has to conduct the electoral process in such a short time is a challenge to us. In this regard, the most important thing now is to solve the problem of public procurement. The commission has repeatedly stressed the need to resolve this issue legislatively. A temporary decision has been made now," Slipachuk said.

She assured the OSCE ODIHR mission that all processes for organizing the preparation and holding of snap parliamentary elections on July 21, which are carried out within the competence of the CEC, are taking place according to the approved schedule and solely in accordance with the legislation.


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