Kyiv: “Popular consultation’’ initiated by president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and occurred on the day of election, created improper political advantage.
It was stated by head of OSCE observer mission of Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir in the Monday briefing.
According to her, “popular consultation’’ blurred directly the distinction between state and political party.
“We can note that poll initiated by president Volodymyr Zelensky, occurred simultaneously with elections, financed by his party, concerning relevant initiations of his office, created improper political advantage in some ways. It also blurred directly the distinction between state and political party’’, she said.
On October 25, voting for new composition of village, town, city, district and region (oblast) councils, also mayors and heads of villages and towns is held in Ukraine. Voting for nominees of local council deputies at every level was available from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.