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Public Support for Reforming Parliamentary Electoral Law

Public Support for Reforming Parliamentary Electoral Law
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Project goal and activity 

The realization of the Project «Public Support for Reforming Parliamentary Electoral Law» began on March 1, 2017. The Project is implemented by the UCIPR with the CEDEM assistance within the framework of «RPR Coalition Strengthening Project» financed by the European Commission. The Project is in progress till September 30, 2017.

The Project purpose is public communication provision regarding election reform objectives and public support of the review process of draft laws «On Election of People’s Deputies of Ukraine» (Draft law No. 1068 (Y.Miroshnichenko), Draft law No.1068-1 (Y.Tymoshenko) and Draft law No.1068-2 dated December 11, 2014 (N.Agafonova, V.Chumak, N.Novak, P.Rizanenko, L.Yemets). The purpose of the project is the delivery of impartial information regarding draft laws purport.

The Project stipulates the information campaign with mass media involvement, social media usage and interactive communication to attract attention to the importance of election system improvement, inspection of available and potential draft laws, development of proposals for the 2-nd reading if approved as relevant to the purposes of the draft law.

The Project realization should attract public attention to the necessity of election system improvement that will create conditions for selection of candidates for people’s deputies by citizens of Ukraine, will strengthen the party responsibility for the candidates, will allow to choose the whole constitutional composition of parliament.


Period


March 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017

 

Activity

 

Strategic session of experts and communication officers of non-governmental organizations-members of the coalition in support of the reform of the electoral law, 28 April 2017
Diplomatic breakfast dedicated to the state of the reform of the electoral law, 13 June 2017
The development of the “Vidkryti” (“Open”) brand and the launch of the project on social media (Facebook and Twitter), June 2017
Statement by 8 non-governmental organizations on the need to ‘reboot’ the Central Election Commission until the end of the current session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, 20 June 2017
Address by non-governmental organizations to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on resuming the activity of the Working Group on the development of election-related legislation, 27 June 2017
Study on “Analysis of bills related to parliamentary elections” that provides insight into bills on elections of people’s deputies submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The study is prepared by Yevhen Radchenko, a senior expert of the Group on reforming the electoral law of the Reanimation Package of Reforms, Internews Ukraine, 5 July 2017
Address by the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research to leaders of political parties and parliamentary coalitions to clarify the position of parties represented in the Rada on changes in the electoral law
Training entitled “Let’s speak frankly about the reform of the electoral law” for journalists and civil society activists from all over Ukraine, 8-9 July 2017
Press conference, during which Svitlana Kononchuk, the UCIPR Executive Director, analyzed the possibility of consideration of election-related bills by the Verkhovna Rada, 4 September 2017

 

Project Рublications


Article by Ihor Koliusho and Yulia Kyrychenko, Centre for Policy and Legal Reform, Dzerkalo Tyzhya (Mirror Weekly), “Ukrainian society needs a new electoral system”, 20 May 2017
Analytical study by Svitlana Kononchuk and Daryna Stepaniuk on “Open electoral lists for party policy development”, 26 June 2017
Participation of Yulia Tyshchenko in the Chas political talk show on Channel 5, during which she stressed the need to approve a bill on open-list voting by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, 22 June 2017

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