Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Local elections in Ukraine did not meet standards of previous presidential elections

Canada expects Ukraine to improve its electoral legislation, Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Daniel Caron has said.

"We were a little disappointed that these local elections did not meet the standards of the previous presidential elections, although we are pleased that [Ukrainian] President [Viktor] Yanukovych is open to the adoption of new electoral legislation that would correspond to international standards," he said at events to mark the 15th anniversary of the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) in Kyiv on Wednesday.

He also said that Canada was firmly committed to its commitments with respect to Ukraine, where the relations between the two countries are based on democracy, access to information, economic freedom, and the observance of human rights.

Source: Kyiv Post

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