Head of ENEMO Mission met with the Head of Central Election Commission of Ukraine
Kyiv, June 25, 2019 – The Head of ENEMO International Election Observation Mission to Ukraine Mr. Zlatko Vujovic, together with Ms. Teodora Pop Trajkov, Deputy Head of the Mission, Mr. Pierre Peytier, Political Analyst and Ms. Ana Nenezic, Media Analyst met with Head of Central Election Commission of Ukraine (CEC) Ms. Tetiana Slipachuk. Representatives of ENEMO Mission and Head of Central Election Commission discussed about various challenges the CEC of Ukraine is facing during the Early Parliamentary Elections.
During the meeting, the issue of denial of registration of some candidates from single-mandate constituencies, as well as lists of political parties, was raised by Mr. Zlatko Vujovic. Head of CEC assured Mr. Vujovic that the Central Election Commission is acting only according to the provisions of the law when the registration is denied. Furthermore, Mr. Pierre Peytier raised the issue of procurement procedures. Ms. Slipachuk explained that temporary mechanisms are now being applied by different executive bodies to fix the problem. However, the issue stays just partly solved and the attention of international observers is needed for it.
Media Analyst of ENEMO Mission, Ms. Ana Nenezic asked the Head of the CEC about tools of the Commission when media violations occur. Ms. Slipachuk expressed her regrets that the CEC has no tools except pre-statements which can be seen just as a sort of moral pressure. She highlighted that role and rights of the CEC are seriously decreased.
Ms. Slipachuk and Mr. Vujovic decided to meet once more before the election day to discuss all problematic issues in detail. Parties agreed to cooperate extensively during the period of deployment of ENEMO Mission.
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