Officials of the Election Observation Mission of the Ukrainian World Congress(UWC)and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America(UCCA)held a meeting with the chairman and members of the Central Election Commission(CEC)of Ukraine last week.
Co-chair of the International Election Observation Mission(EOM), Borys Wrzesnewsky, thanked the members of the CEC for official accreditation of the observers of the UWC and UCCA and outlined major tasks for the EOM at the local elections in Ukraine scheduled for October 25, 2020, according to the website of the UWC.
“The holding of successful democratic elections based upon new legislation and in the challenging conditions of Russian military occupations and ongoing aggressions is another difficult stage in Ukraine’s formation;we believe that these elections will live up to international standards and will serve as further proof that Ukraine is a fully-fledged member of the democratic European family of nations,” said Wrzesnewsky.
Representatives of the EOM and CEC discussed important issues in the organization of the election process, namely, conducting elections in the face of military aggression, large numbers of internally displaced persons and amid COVID-19 pandemic.
“Close cooperation with the CEC of Ukraine, key authority for organizing, preparing and conducting elections in Ukraine, is an integral part of the work of the International Election Observation Mission. Discussing the areas for cooperation in these elections is the first important step in the work of the Election Observation Mission,” said Andriy Futey, Co-Chair of the International Election Observation Mission
As reported, the Ukrainian World Congress and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America established the international observation mission at the next local elections in Ukraine to reinforce the democracy and transparency of the election process and invited volunteers to become international observers in the elections.