International observers praise voting process in Ukraine, urge new parliament to advance reforms
Early parliamentary elections in Ukraine have proven the country’s democratic commitments, according to an October 27 preliminary statement by the Organization for Co-Operation and Security of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, European Parliament and NATO Parliamentary Assembly observers who have asked the newly-elected parliament to pursue reforms to the Constitution, judiciary and electoral system.
“The somber mood of the Ukrainian people in these elections reflects the gravity of the crisis facing the country. They have chosen a new Verkhovna Rada, which will be very different in composition from its predecessor,” Christopher Chope, head of the PACE delegation said.
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(The Verkhovana Rada plenary hall. Photo: rada.gov.ua)