OSCE to help Central Election Commission

18:32, 11 September 2006
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Improve election procedures

The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine will work together with the Central Election Commission (CEC) to develop a central voter registry, increase the legal awareness of the public, improve election procedures, and help systemize election legislation, according to an OSCE press-release.

      An agreement on this has been singed in Kyiv today.

      "This agreement shows the determination of Ukraine to comply with OSCE commitments and promptly follow up on recommendations of the OSCE`s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights," said Ambassador James Schumaker, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine. "We stand ready to assist the Central Election Commission in every appropriate way."

      Yaroslav Davydovych, the Chairman of the CEC, added that the OSCE has proved to be a reliable partner for Ukraine in the sphere of elections during the past years. "I greatly appreciate and value our co-operation in making the Ukrainian election process more fair and transparent," he said.

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