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CEC to take actions against DECs that will not submit protocols till November 3

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News / 2 November 2012 | 17:00

CEC to take actions against DECs that will not submit protocols till November 3

CEC to take actions against DECs that will not submit protocols till November 3

Member of the Central Election Commission Mykhailo Okhendovsky admits that the Central Election Commission will take action against district election commissions that will not submit the original protocols with the results of the parliamentary elections by the end of November 3, he told journalists.
“I think by the end of tomorrow it will be clear how many district election commissions will submit the protocols, and tomorrow evening we will decide what to do with single-member constituencies, where there are problems with the vote count,” he said.
At the same time, he noted that the CEC will continue to receive the protocols on Friday and Saturday.

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CEC calls on police to ensure law and order in DECs

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News / 2 November 2012 | 16:49

CEC calls on police to ensure law and order in DECs

CEC calls on police to ensure law and order in DECs

Member of the Central Election Commission Mykhailo Okhendovsky said it is inadmissible to use the law enforcement agencies in the political interests of individual candidates.
“Of course, the police cannot stand for a certain candidate in a single-member constituency. We hope that law enforcement agencies and prosecutors will act only within the limits of their competence in order to ensure law and order and protect the constitutional rights of the citizens of Ukraine,” Okhendovsky said.
The CEC member called on law enforcement agencies to take all measures to ensure law and order in the premises of the district election commissions and preservation of election documents, which are stored in the election commissions.

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Cabinet authorized Poroshenko to sign agreement between Ukraine and EU

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News / 2 November 2012 | 16:35

Cabinet authorized Poroshenko to sign agreement between Ukraine and EU

Cabinet authorized Poroshenko to sign agreement between Ukraine and EU

The government authorized economic development and trade minister Petro Poroshenko to sign an Additional Agreement between the government of Ukraine and the European Union represented by the European Commission on financing of joint operational programs “Hungary – Slovakia – Romania – Ukraine of 2007-2013,” “Poland – Belarus – Ukraine of 2007-2013” and “Romania – Ukraine – Republic of Moldova of 2007-2013,” the press service of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry reported.
The corresponding decree was developed by the Economic Development and Trade Ministry and adopted on October 31, 2012 at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
The purpose of the Additional Agreement is to extend the terms of the agreements on financing of three above-mentioned joint operating cross-border programs for one year – from 31.12.2014 till 31.12.2015. The extension of the agreement implementation will allow to conclude contracts for new projects involving Ukrainian beneficiaries and partners, including large-scale infrastructure projects, and to complete the implementation of existing projects.
These projects will modernize the checkpoints across the state border, improve the transport and energy infrastructure of border areas and emergency preparedness.

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Police confirm clash between deputies in DEC #211

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News / 2 November 2012 | 16:20

Police confirm clash between deputies in DEC #211

Police confirm clash between deputies in DEC #211

Today, a conflict, escalating into a fight, occurred between deputies in the Kyiv district commission 211, ForUm learned from the Kyiv Interior Ministry department.
According to the press service, the head of the commission has decided to involve law enforcement officers, who stopped the fight.
The spokesman of the department did not specify who exactly started the fight and whether there are victims.
According to information of the All-Ukrainian Union “Fatherland” (Batkivshchyna) press service, the Fatherland candidate Serhiy Terekhin was broken finger and rib in the clash in the DEC 211.

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Police investigating into attack against deputy chairman of local election commission

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News / 2 November 2012 | 16:05

Police investigating into attack against deputy chairman of local election commission

Police investigating into attack against deputy chairman of local election commission

On November 1, three unknown attacked the deputy chairman of Kyiv district election commission Anastasia Prymak. According to the victim’s report, three attackers tripped her up and pushed in the back. The incident happened inside the premises of the district commission, where the vote counting is carried out.

On November 2, the Shevchenkovski district police department instituted a criminal case on interference into the activity of the deputy chairman of local election commission and violence against her.

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Azarov admits there are problems with vote counting

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News / 2 November 2012 | 15:50

Azarov admits there are problems with vote counting

Azarov admits there are problems with vote counting

Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov met with representatives of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission headed by Ambassador Audrey Glover, during which the parties discussed the election campaign in Ukraine, ForUm learned from the Cabinet’s press office.
Ukrainian Prime Minister pointed out that elections went smoothly on 90% territory of Ukraine, with no violations of the law: there were no problems with the election campaign, the voting, the counting process. Ukraine created all the conditions for democratic, fair, transparent elections.
However, Azarov paid attention of the OSCE / ODIHR observers to the fact that problem situations arising in individual constituencies with the vote counting have not been solved yet.
 
The Prime Minister said that neither the government nor the ruling political force has relation to such situations. “I emphasize that neither the Party of Regions, nor the Government are involved in these situations as the Party of Regions has lost to its political opponents in all Kyiv constituencies. Thus the administrative resource was not used. Moreover, the opposition had much greater opportunities for access to the media and campaigning than the authorities did,” Azarov said.
The Prime Minister said that the conflicts in the selected districts should be settled exclusively within the law. “I hope that today or tomorrow the procedure of vote counting will be finally completed,” the head of the government said.
The Prime Minister also informed observers that Ukraine acquainted with the interim OSCE / ODIHR report on the elections. He noted there are certain observations, which Ukraine still needs to work on. Along with this, according to Azarov, who has 20-year experience in the electoral process in Ukraine, the elections 2012 were the best in the history of independent Ukraine: “These elections has been the best in the history of our independent country. The minimum number of violations was fixed during these elections. Elections 2012 are a very important step towards transparency, democracy and fairness”. This, Azarov added, emphasizes the fact that Ukraine is really developing.
The Prime Minister stressed that Ukraine looks forward to the OSCE / ODIHR final report to be published in about 8 weeks. Conclusions of experts about conduct of democratic elections are extremely important to the improvement of democracy in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, he said, the government is very seriously working on the comments made already: “Certainly, we will work very serious on your comments, because you are experts in the electoral process, and we trust you,” Azarov said.
The head of the mission expressed the wish and consent to continue cooperation with Ukraine to improve democratic electoral processes. The Prime Minister thanked Glover and assured that our government will continue to cooperate with the OSCE and other democratic institutions.

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Railway tickets to become personalized again in Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on November 2, 2012


News / 2 November 2012 | 15:38

Railway tickets to become personalized again in Ukraine

Railway tickets to become personalized again in Ukraine

Ukrzaliznytsia will return to the practice of personalized railway tickets to prevent speculation, deputy Prime Minister, infrastructure minister Borys Kolesnikov told reporters.
According to him, Ukrzaliznytsya and the Infrastructure Ministry are receiving thousands of letters from passengers who request to introduce the personalized tickets.
In addition, Kolesnikov noted that they found out speculation by employees of railway stations including cashiers and conductors. “We have examined one train, and 90 out of 120 passengers were without tickets. The railway stations work for passengers, so no speculation can be. This is important for us,” deputy Prime Minister stressed.
Kolesnikov said that a traveler will have to present an identifying document in order to buy a ticket (domestic or foreign passport, driver’s license, military ID, student ID and so on).

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Ukraine, Senegal to sign agreements in legal field

Posted by the Editor on November 2, 2012


News / 2 November 2012 | 15:23

Ukraine, Senegal to sign agreements in legal field

Ukraine, Senegal to sign agreements in legal field

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has authorized the justice minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych to sign three agreements in legal field with Senegal. The corresponding decree was published on the official website of the President.
According to the documents, Yanukovych authorized Lavrynovych to sign the Agreement between Ukraine and the Republic of Senegal on extradition, transfer of sentenced persons, as well as on legal assistance in civil and criminal cases between the countries.

 

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