Ukraine Parliamentary Election Law 2011
In December 2011, Ukraine adopted a new parliamentary electoral law. Among other things, the law introduced a new electoral system, under which half of the country’s deputies would be elected in single-member districts and half through proportional representation in a single nationwide constituency.
Looking Forward in Ukraine
October 28, 2011
On 27 October, IFES held a panel discussion on the current political situation in Ukraine, IFES’ assessment of the new draft election law and the latest IFES public opinion survey in Ukraine.
Kyrgyzstan's Democratic Experiment
November 17, 2010
On June 27, 2010 Kyrgyzstan adopted a new constitution via nationwide referendum. Introducing a new or revised governing charter was nothing new for the Central Asian republic—they have seen many since their independence in 1991. This new constitution, however, ushered in a new era for the country as it established a parliamentary system that would allow power to be decentralized and shared among different political parties.
IFES Deploys Technical Election Assessment Mission to Ukraine
October 04, 2010
This week IFES will be conducting a pre-election assessment in Ukraine in advance of the October 31, 2010 elections. The delegation, led by electoral experts Gavin Weise and Ben Goldsmith, will be reviewing Ukraine’s system of election administration, which largely flows from the adoption of a new local election law this July. Specifically, IFES expects to examine the system of nominating, appointing, and training election officials, voter registration, public education, and electoral dispute resolution.