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Monitoring: Parliamentary elections in Ukraine 2012

The previous monitoring of the Open Dialog Foundation has already raised the issue of using ‘dirty’ technologies in the electoral race of political parties and candidates for people’s deputies. We drew attention to the crudest examples of ‘unfair play’ — bribery of voters, pressure on the media, the use of administrative resources, anti-advertising, forced voting and attracting voters from other districts.

In this publication we are going to consider the more sophisticated, although technically legal tricks resorted to by parliamentary candidates in order to win the battle with their competitors in the election.