Election process in Ukraine and seeking democracy have made a step backwards - delegation of observers of the International Republican Institute.

12:55, 01 November 2004
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Delegation of the International Republican Institute, in its survey, has detected massive errors in lists of voters, unfair and illefgal actions during formation and functioning of territorial an district electoral commissions, as well as allegations from trusted sources of scaring voters by local state administrations in each region of Ukraine.

For example, in Sumy region, elected members of municipal councils were meny times threatened with loss of their jobs in case of their participation in training programs of IRI.

Assessment of elections was done by observers of IRI bot on the day of elections and during the entire election campaign. On both directions, according to IRI, Ukraine fails to achieve international standards. It calls Ukraine to do its best to conduct honest and democratic elections on 21 November.

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