A Group of Observers from the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM was invited to monitor the Presidential Election in Ukraine, which took place on May 25, 2014.
The Group included the following officials: Deputy of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. A. Dimitriu (Head of the Parliamentary Assembly of GUAM, Head of the Group of Observers); Deputies of the Parliament of Georgia, including Mr. N. Ebanoidze, Mr. D. Bezhuashvili, Mr. D. Sakvarelidze and Mr. V. Lemonjava, and GUAM Secretary General Mr. V. Chechelashvili, who coordinated activities of the Group of Observers.
Based on the results gathered based on observing 52 (fifty two) polling sites in the 217th, 219th, 220th, 222nd, and 223rd electoral precincts of the city of Kyiv, 7 (seven) polling sites in the 99th electoral precinct of the city of Boryspil and 5 (five) polling sites in the 98th electoral precinct of the city of Brovary, the Group of GUAM Observers decided to issue the following Statement:
The Presidential Election in Ukraine was organised and held in accordance with international commitments and standards for democratic elections, including commitments and standards in relation to the OSCE and the Council of Europe, and also in accordance with Ukraine’s national legislation, and the rules and procedures elaborated by the Central Election Commission of Ukraine.
With respect to the overall voting process, the organization of the elections and the activities of the commissions at polling sites, the Group of GUAM Observers is satisfied with results of its election monitoring. The remarks that are available to the Group could not affect the results of the vote.
The Presidential Election in Ukraine took place in the spirit of competition and, in general, can be evaluated positively – as being both free and fair.
Kyiv, May 26, 2014