Country:
Russia
Organization:
Golos - open source data
Year:
2018
Election Type:
Presidential
Recommending Organization:
Golos - open source data
Disclaimer:
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:
Campaign
Subtopic of primary thematic area:
Pluralism and competitiveness
Secondary Thematic Area:
Media
Subtopic of secondary thematic area:
Balanced Coverage
Recommendation:
The format of so-called "debates" and other joint agitating events demands revision and, perhaps, legislative recognition to guarantee the right of voters to obtain objective and full information about program proposals of candidates and develop the real political debates. For example, the obligation to participate in a debate that is applied on other levels of elections is necessary to extend to candidates running for President of Russia.
Action required:
Legal change
Degree of Recommendation's Priority / Urgency / Relevance:
Medium
Body / Institution Responsible for Implementation:
Array
Implementation Status:
Not implemented