This preliminary statement is offered by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) election observer delegation to Ukraine’s March 31 presidential election. The delegation included observers from nine countries and was led by former Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor (U.S.), former Director of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) Audrey Glover (U.K.), and former Minister for European Union Affairs Birgitta Ohlsson (Sweden).
Kyiv, Ukraine – The National Democratic Institute (NDI) announced today the arrival of a high-level international delegation to observe the March 31 presidential election in Ukraine. The 32-member delegation includes representatives from nine countries and has been accredited by the Central Election Commission. The delegation will issue a preliminary statement of its findings at a press conference scheduled for April 1.
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has released the results of its latest national telephone survey of Ukrainians, its second during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the study, completed in December 2020, public opinion in Ukraine is heavily affected by the pandemic and its implications on public health, the economy and Ukrainians’ personal wellbeing. Although challenges abound, the vast majority of Ukrainians remain committed to their country’s democratic future.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on Ukrainians
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.
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has released the results of its latest national telephone survey of Ukrainians, its first during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the new study, completed in August 2020, the pandemic has deeply impacted many aspects of Ukrainians’ lives, especially their economic outlook. Despite these challenges, Ukrainians remain committed to democratic values, although they have become less optimistic about the future over the past year.
COVID-19 impact on Ukraine: health and economic trade-offs
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has released its latest wave of national survey results in Ukraine. The most recent round of research, completed in December 2019, shows an optimistic and hopeful Ukraine with citizens expressing a clear desire to engage in politics. Across the country, and in every demographic group, Ukrainians continue to be united in the importance of Ukraine becoming a fully functioning democracy, with 81 percent of respondents sharing that view.
NDI’s latest nationwide survey, completed in September 2019 following July parliamentary elections, shows that optimism and expectations, already high in May, have continued to rise. This trend continues to define the post-election environment. The biggest changes in attitudes have taken place in the west of the country, which is now the most optimistic region.
This preliminary statement is offered by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) election observer delegation to Ukraine’s July 21, 2019, snap parliamentary elections. The delegation, which included observers from 10 countries, was led by John Bruton, former prime minister of Ireland and European Union Ambassador to the United States; Dame Audrey Glover, former director of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR); Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey and administrator of the U.S.
NDI’s latest nationwide survey, completed in May 2019, following the second round of the presidential election, shows a dramatic increase in optimism and high expectations for the newly elected president as well as the country as a whole. The assessment of the presidential election far exceeded expectations with overwhelming majority of respondents (88 percent) assessing the process positively. In addition, support for EU and NATO has grown nationally and in every region of the country.