Category Archives: Elections

Georgian Dream Wins ‘Overwhelming Majority’ After Runoff Election Boycotted By Opposition

Preliminary Central Election Commission results showed Georgian Dream dominating in all 17 districts.

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Don’t Wait

Edward Lucas The EU should act to support Moldova, despite its impotence in the Caucasus. Three big events tell sharply different stories. In the Caucasus, Russia has cemented its geopolitical grip by brokering a ceasefire to end the six-week war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. In Belarus, the death of 31-year-old Raman Bandarenka after a police beating underlined the regime’s ruthlessness

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Day of silence in Ukraine: Almost 900 violations recorded

09:20, 25 October 2020 – 112 UA Most violations are related to illegal campaigning. In Ukraine, police officers received almost 900 reports of violations on the Day of silence before the local elections, the press service of the National Police stated. “As of 9 p.m, the national police have recorded 891 reports of violations,” the message informs. About 500 reports relate to illegal campaigning, in

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Hungary’s FM Szijjártó: Biden should address suspected Ukraine corruption

22:20, 18.10.20 – UNIAN Biden, Szijjártó said, should make it clear how he had used his political influence to bring about profits for the energy company and his son. Joe Biden should address corruption allegations in connection with Ukraine before resuming dealings with Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, said on Facebook on Saturday. Szijjártó noted that the Democratic U.S.

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Revenge Voting: Ukraine Prepares to Go to the Polls

For Zelensky’s team, used to winning landslide victories, the outcome of the upcoming local elections will be dispiriting and will fan the flames of internal strife. The autumn has brought with it new problems for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The ceasefire established with difficulty in the Donbas is hanging by a thread, the crisis in Belarus has destroyed relations with

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Putin Calls For Pact With U.S. To Avoid ‘Digital Sphere’ Election Confrontations

September 25, 2020 13:45 GMT – By RFE/RL Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has called for a new deal with the United States to ensure neither country engages in cyber-meddling in each other’s elections. In a statement ahead of the U.S. presidential election on November 3, Putin called on September 25 for a reset between Russia and the United States, adding that

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‘In Russia, it’s either Putin or Navalny’

3:41 pm, September 16, 2020 Source: Meduza ‘New People’ party leader Alexey Nechayev on the recent elections, building coalitions, and changing the system from the inside. Alexey Nechayev, the founder of the beauty and apparel company Faberlic, is the leader of “New People” — a newly established political party, which managed to win seats in four regional parliaments during the September

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Grodno in Belarus meets protesters’ demand

23:59, 18 August 2020 – UNIAN The city promises not to prosecute protesters. The city executive committee of the Belarusian city of Grodno has fulfilled protesters’ demands. The Grodno City Executive Committee announced this in a statement published on Grodno Plus TV website. In particular, the city promises not to prosecute protesters, while the opposition will be provided with TV

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Election commission head claims pressure from Zelensky’s office before upcoming elections

Unidentified persons close to the President’s Office “recommended” Ukraine’s Central Election Commission head Oleh Didenko and his subordinates to resign and hinted at possible “consequences” if it wouldn’t happen, Didenko told journalists on Aug. 15. “Maybe I’m wrong and missing something. But if there are attempts to initiate some groundless criminal proceedings or any other forms of prosecution or information

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EU does not recognize Belarus election results

23:45, 14 August 2020 The Bloc is set to draft new sanctions over protest crackdown. The European Union does not recognize presidential election results in Belarus, starting work on new sanctions against those responsible for falsification and a crackdown on protesters. “EU doesn’t accept election results,” European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell tweeted on Friday, August 14. The Bloc

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Thousands Form Human Chain in Belarus After Post Vote Crackdown_Ada Nkong — NewsAnnexOnline

Thousands of protesters formed human chains in Belarus on Thursday in a growing wave of peaceful demonstrations over President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed re-election and an ensuing brutal police crackdown. Russia claimed the protests were being orchestrated from abroad to destabilise its ex-Soviet neighbour while European countries condemned police violence and backed fresh sanctions against Lukashenko. […] Thousands Form Human Chain in

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Police, protesters clash after Belarus presidential vote

Demonstrators run away from police as they gather to protest against a result of the Belarusian presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Police and protesters clashed in Belarus’ capital and the major city of Brest on Sunday after the presidential election in which the authoritarian leader who has ruled for a quarter-century sought a sixth term in office.

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Observer from the IPA CIS: no violations were noticed during voting in the presidential elections

August 9, Minsk / Corr. BELTA /. There were no violations during the voting at the presidential elections in Belarus, Alexander Bashkin, observer from the IPA CIS, deputy chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, told journalists in Nesvizh today, BelTA has learned. “A very important factor is compliance

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Exiled Belarusian opposition candidate calls on 32 world leaders — but not Vladimir Putin — to support campaign against Lukashenko

9:49 am, August 3, 2020 – Source: Meduza Valery Tsepkalo (Valeryy Tsapkala), one of two leading Belarusian oppositionists who’s been denied candidacy in the country’s upcoming presidential election, has addressed a letter to 32 heads of state calling on them to support “free and fair presidential elections in Belarus.” The news agencies Dozhdand Interfax have published excerpts from Tsepkalo’s text.  “The authorities in Belarus

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Duda narrowly wins presidential election in Poland, – exit polls

08:03, 13 July 2020 : 112 Ukraine 50.4 percent of voters supported the incumbent president, while 49.6 upheld Rafał Trzaskowski, the candidate from Platforma Obywatelska party. Incumbent president of Poland Andrzej Duda has won in the second leg of presidential election. He barely won in the faceoff with the other candidate who lost by less than one percent of votes. TVN24 reported that referring

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