Local Elections in Ukraine 2020
Type of election: Local elections
Type of mission: Limited election observation mission (LEOM)
Head of mission: Zlatko Vujovic
Deputy head of mission: Pierre Peytier
Long-term observers: 48
On 7 October 2020, the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO) officially announced the deployment of an International Election Observation Mission (IEOM) to Ukraine to observe the 25 October 2020 Local Elections and subsequent second rounds for the mayoral run-offs. This was ENEMO’s fourteenth mission to Ukraine. ENEMO has already gained considerable experience through observing elections in the country since 2004.
The mission was composed of nine Core Team members and 48 remote Long-Term observers (LTOs). Due to the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, only three of the Core Team were based in Ukraine, the remainder worked and conducted meetings remotely, as did all of the 48 LTOs. The mission did not deploy short-term observers (STOs) and did not comprehensively observe the process at polling stations on Election Day, although virtual observers followed this aspect of the process remotely as well.
Over the duration of the mission, ENEMO remote long-term observers conducted 1727 online meetings with key electoral stakeholders, including election management bodies, political parties and candidates, state officials, media, civil society organizations and other interlocutors, in addition to remotely observing 60 campaign activities (meetings or rallies) with the help of their local assistants.
The International Election Observation Mission of ENEMO to Ukraine for the 2020 Local Elections was made possible thanks to the generous support of USAID through the National Democratic Institute (NDI).
Deputy Head of the ENEMO Mission to Ukraine 2020 met with Ms. Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Chairwoman of the Committee for the European Integration of Ukraine
Deputy Head of the ENEMO Mission to Ukraine 2020 met with Ms. Tetiana Shevchuk, Legal Counsel of the Anti-Corruption Action Center
ENEMO assesses that the voting process on 15 and 22 November was mostly well administered despite COVID-19 and numerous challenges faced by the election administration
Deputy Head of the ENEMO Mission to Ukraine 2020 met with Mr. Eduard Fesko, Head of the Main Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Deputy Head of the ENEMO Mission to Ukraine 2020 met with Ms. Alina Zagoruiko, Member of Ukrainian Parliament
ENEMO IEOM to Ukraine 2020 is organizing a press conference to present its Preliminary Statement for the second round
Deputy Head of the ENEMO Mission to Ukraine 2020 met with Ms. Hanna Hopko, Ukrainian politician
ENEMO Mission to Ukraine conducted virtual meeting with the representatives of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption
Deputy Head of the ENEMO Mission to Ukraine 2020 conducted a virtual meeting with Mr. Dmytro Lubinets
Deputy Head of the ENEMO Mission to Ukraine met with Member of Ukrainian Parliament
ENEMO assesses that Local Elections 2020 were generally free and competitive although the process was affected by challenges mostly related to the COVID-19 pandemic
ENEMO IEOM to Ukraine 2020 is organizing a press conference to present its Preliminary Statement
ENEMO representatives met with the deputies of the European Solidarity Party in Ukraine
ENEMO has deployed the International Observation Mission for the Local Elections in Ukraine