Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Nina Karpachova has sent a motion to acting Foreign Minister Volodymyr Khandohiy insisting on the constitutional election rights of Ukrainian citizens who are registered or temporally residing abroad.
In her motion Karpachova
reminds that during the 2007 pre-term parliamentary elections out of
432,000 Ukrainians that were inscribed into the list of voters at 116
foreign ballot stations in 78 countries, only 34,000, i.e. less than
8%, managed to vote then.
According to the ombudsperson, the reason is
that the foreign voting stations operate only with diplomatic missions
where not all Ukrainians can come to. Another point is that the real
number of Ukrainian voters in the particular country or its individual
region is not taken into account.
Thus, only 5 polling stations were set up in Russia for 3 million Ukrainian citizens in the last elections. The same situation is in other countries having the largest number of Ukraine's migrant workers (Spain, Italy, Portugal).
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