Ukraine held nationwide local elections on October 25, 2020. The National Democratic Institute released a report of its analysis of the election environment and procedures based on in-depth virtual interviews conducted from August 25 to October 23 with representatives of the Ukrainian government, political parties, electoral administration, civil society, media, and domestic and international observer organizations. The analysis tracks the work of the electoral administration, campaign environment, gender and inclusion, media and disinformation, and the impact of covid-19. NDI’s analysis identifies areas where the process could be improved and offers recommendations for ensuring integrity and transparency. The NDI report also benefited from ongoing interaction between the Institute’s Kyiv office and a full range of electoral stakeholders based on relationships developed over 30 years of NDI programming in Ukraine. NDI appreciates the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which makes possible the Institute’s ongoing election analysis.
Read NDI's Pre-election Watch Report here.