CHESNO Civic Movement participants, teaming-upwith IFES-Ukraine announce thestart of the “Honest Parliament” campaign for the enhancement of financial transparency of the candidates, politicalparties and pre-election campaigns to the Parliamentof the 8th convocation.
Taking intoaccount the imperfection of the current electoral law, CHESNO Civic Movementparticipants put forward their demands to political parties who intend toparticipate in the elections and urged them to:
1. Open full autobiographies of the candidates (according to the current legislationcandidates submit a full autobiography to the CEC, but the voter is unable toview the full text, as the CEC publishes only some brief information about thecandidate);
2. Open full candidates’ declarations of assets for 2013 (except those candidates who are current MPs of the VIIth convocationand whose declarations of assets are available on the Parliament website);
3. Publish party’s detailed financial report for 2013 (with detailed information about theproperty, how the party funds are spent, as well as a list of individuals whoseparty support contributions exceed the minimum wage more than 20 times);
4. Publish – at least5 daysbefore the elections – a detailedinterim financial report on the flow of the party campaign funds and its expenditure for the preparation andholding of the early parliamentary elections;
5. Publishinformation on the source of funds used for the formation of the party electionpledge and disclose this information by theparty’s candidates in single-memberconstituencies;
6. Support the bill №4846 on financial transparency of candidatesand parties.
Also CHESNO Civic Movement activists offer parties to open thelists of potential candidates in nationwideconstituency and the corresponding single-member constituencies for the broadpublic discussion and monitoring.
CHESNO Civic Movement participants sent the correspondingappeals to the leaders of all political parties, who has already declared theintention to participate at the early parliamentary elections, and alsopersonally delivered to parties’ representatives which are already represented in theparliament.