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Monday, October 29, 2012

PACE estimated the electoral process in Ukraine negative

Andreas Gross, the head of the observers’ delegation of the PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe) on the parliamentary elections in Ukraine stated that the democratic potential of Ukraine was not realized during the elections.

“Ukrainian citizens deserve the better results of the elections. The oligarchization of the whole electoral process means that the citizens have lost the opportunity to control the process of the elections. The people have simply lost the hope”, stressed Mr. Gross.

In addition to that the head of the long-term mission of the observers of the Bureau of Democratic Institutes and Human Rights Audrew Glover said that the absence of any adequate reaction and response of the authorities on the reports about the violations led to the creation of the atmosphere of the lawlessness and total absence of the punishment.

According to his words such a situation just can cast a shadow on the elections and the process of the democracy development which was demonstrated by Ukraine before.

At the same time, the representatives of the OSCE observing mission in Ukraine said they were disappointed with the electoral process and the counting of the results and estimated the elections negative due to lack of fairness and transparency.