Elections in Ukraine were held in correspondence with the legislation and democratic standards. Votes were counted fairly, and no violations which could have influenced the final election result were detected. Despite the campaigning was complicated in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and it’s difficult to say that is was unrestrained, we may say that opportunities were quite equal for all participants.
OPORA’s summary is based on the results of long- and short-term observation, criteria and principles of democratic elections established by documents of the Venice Commission, Copenhagen Conference, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). OPORA’s observers adhered to the Declaration of Global Principles for Nonpartisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations.