Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Central Election Commission: 2,344 international observers to monitor presidential elections in Ukraine

March 26, 2019 (UKRINFORM) The Central Election Commission (CEC) has registered 324 more official observers from foreign countries for the presidential election in Ukraine scheduled for March 31, 2019.
The relevant decision was approved at the commission´s meeting on Monday evening, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. In particular, the Commission registered one observer from the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, one from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, one from Switzerland, one from France, 129 from the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO), 13 from the European Parliament, three from the Kingdom of Norway, 32 from the international organization Silba - Initiative for Dialogue and Democracy, three from Slovakia, 76 from the US National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, 38 from the International Republican Institute (IRI), six from the European Platform for Democratic Elections, 20 from the Committee for Open Democracy.

Thus, on March 25, the Central Election Commission completed the registration of official international observers for the presidential election in Ukraine. A total of 2,344 official observers from 19 international organizations and 17 foreign countries were registered.
As reported, the presidential election campaign started on December 31, 2018. On February 8, the CEC completed the process of registration for the post of head of state in Ukraine's presidential election. A total of 44 presidential candidates were registered. Five candidates later withdrew from the presidential race.