Parliamentary Re-run in Ukraine 2013
Type of election: Parliamentary election
Type of mission: Election observation mission (EOM)
Deputy head of mission: Maja Milikic
Long-term observers: 7
Short-term observers: 30
ENEMO’s Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Ukraine 2013 began its work on November 10, with the arrival of the three-member Core Team. Seven long-term observers arrived in Kyiv on November 20. ENEMO’s long-term observer teams covered all five districts in which repeat elections were taking place. On December 11, ENEMO issued an interim report covering the pre-election period. ENEMO’s long-term observers focused on the conduct of the election campaign, the formation and work of election commissions, and official election complaints. Prior to election day, ENEMO observers, including Core Team members, held 243 meetings with election commission members, administrative officials, candidates, candidate representatives, representatives of political parties, representatives of NGOs, journalists and many other domestic and international interlocutors. They observed 18 rallies and protest gatherings as well as 15 DEC sessions and 14 CEC sessions, and visited 114 PECs.
On December 12, 30 additional ENEMO short-term observers arrived to Ukraine. They were specially briefed and trained on the political environment, specifics of the election process and election legislation. On election day, ENEMO deployed 15 teams that observed the opening of polling stations, the conduct of voting inside polling stations, the environment around polling stations and the counting of votes in selected precincts throughout all five districts.
ENEMO's IEOM to Ukraine for the Parliamentary Repeat Elections of the people's deputies of Ukraine in five single-mandate constituencies was financially supported by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI).