One of the main requirements of the Ukrainian election law is for candidates and parties to declare expense for their campaigns. Many of them lied about their actual expenses, declaring much lower ones, while many others decided not to report at all, this investigation documents. All candidates said that the staffs of their campaign headquarters were working for free.
During election campaigns, candidates and political parties use any means to win and don’t care too much about the rules of the law on local elections.
Journalist Yuliya Olkhovska of MV.ORG.UA looks into the issue in the article “Other people’s money. How much candidates and political forces spent on the last elections and on what” on November 26, 2015.
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