Golos - open source data
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Recommending Organization:
Golos - open source data
Golos had to cancel its membership of the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) due to EPDE being listed as an "undesirable foreign organization" in Russia in March 2018. Due to this we exclusively evaluate open source information regarding election observation in Russia.
Primary Thematic Area:
Fundamental rights and freedoms
Subtopic of primary thematic area:
Freedom of association
Revealing the conscious will of the people is possible only as a result of a long and meaningful discussion, during which different points of view on the proposals made can be formulated and discussed. Citizens' rights to receive information and to campaign in these conditions should be at least not less than those provided for in the current legislation on elections and referenda. In particular, a full discussion of the issues put to the vote should be ensured, including the right to form campaign groups with their foundations. They should be given sufficient time to disseminate their opinion among the voters. The popular vote itself should only sum up a logical, legitimate and legal result of such a public discussion.
Action required:
Legal change, Sub-legal change (eg. in regulations and instructions by election management body), Practice / Implementation
Degree of Recommendation's Priority / Urgency / Relevance:
Body / Institution Responsible for Implementation:
Election Management Body, Parliament
Implementation Status:
Not implemented