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Europe's East 18-09-2020

Seventeen OSCE nations appoint team to probe Belarus election fraud, torture

Seventeen members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have appointed an independent team of experts to investigate alleged rights violations in Belarus' August presidential election.
Europe's East 17-09-2020

European Parliament: Lukashenko should not be recognised as Belarus president

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko should no longer be recognised as president from November when his term expires, the European Parliament said on Thursday (17 September), calling for European Union economic sanctions to be imposed on him.
Europe's East 16-09-2020

EU calls for UN monitoring of Belarus rights abuses

The European Union is calling for close monitoring of the human rights situation in Belarus by the UN human rights chief, adding to pressure on Minsk following what it calls a "fraudulent election", a draft document showed.
Europe's East 12-08-2020

EU says Belarus vote not free, threatens sanctions

The European Union declared Tuesday (11 August) that the Belarus presidential election that returned authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenko to office had been "neither free nor fair".
Global Europe 07-08-2020

Vote by mail? Trouble ahead for US elections

Advocates of a vote-by-mail in the US presidential election have argued that it is the only safe way to conduct elections during the COVID pandemic. Opponents argue that moving to vote-by-mail elections opens the floodgates to fraud. Dick Roche looked...

Sarkozy to go on trial after final appeal fails

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy is to go on trial facing charges of corruption and influence peddling after losing his final bid to avert appearing in the dock, sources close to the case said Wednesday (19 June).
Europe's East 18-04-2019

EU should prevent any disruption of Ukrainian elections

Incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s supporters are trying to portray opponent Volodymyr Zelenskiy as pro-Russian. But there is no evidence of his “pro-Russianness”, and he has explicitly backed plans to join NATO and the EU, writes Oleg Sukhov.
Global Europe 21-06-2018

Turkish opposition mobilises to ensure fair play in tight poll

One hundred people listen to presentations crammed into a room in Istanbul, defying the oppressive summer heat and attentively taking notes. Their aim -- to ensure Sunday's elections in Turkey are not marred by election fraud.
Global Europe 14-06-2018

Turkey organises busloads of AKP supporters to vote in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian public channel bTV released footage of busloads of Turkish nationals of Bulgarian origin, coming to their country of birth to vote for the 24 June election.
Elections 04-04-2017

Armenia vote ‘tainted’ by claims of ‘vote-buying’, Western observers say

European observers said yesterday (3 April) there was "credible information" that Armenia's parliamentary elections at the weekend were marred by "vote-buying" and pressure on voters.
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Elections 13-05-2013

EU warns Bulgaria over election fraud claims

Following a rocky election that has left Bulgaria facing a potential political stalemate, the European Commission on Monday warned that it wants clarity over reported allegations of election fraud. Only hours before election day, the Bulgarian authorities found 350.000 illegally printed ballots in a printing house near Sofia. The business was owned by an activist of the center- right party GERB. The seizure quickly prompted complaints by the opposition socialist party.
Elections 06-11-2012

Ukrainian opposition demands recount in 13 constituencies

Ukraine's opposition demanded a recount in 13 constituencies yesterday (5 November), stepping up its campaign against the results of last month's parliamentary election which it says was rigged by President Viktor Yanukovich's ruling party. Meanwhile, the police blocked supporters of the opposition at a rally in Kyiv.
Elections 05-11-2012

EU voices concern over Ukrainian vote count

Just days after the parliamentary election in Ukraine, EU officials in Brussels expressed “increased concern” over the vote count, while the opposition denounced a series of falsifications.
Elections 23-10-2012

Ukrainian groups warn of ‘unfair’ election practices

Many candidates from Ukraine’s leading parties running in the parliamentary election do not meet democratic criteria and some campaign practices are violating electoral law, civil society organisations said ahead of Sunday’s vote.
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