The presidential vote is likely to quietly legitimise the incumbent and consolidate his position.
Ruling party says that bill ensures transparency; critics argue it mimics Russian laws and will crush EU integration.
Candidate status has been granted, but implementing the required reforms could be tricky.
Until February 24, Ukraine was a European leader in open data. Russia’s invasion has made maintaining transparent processes more difficult.
Claims that the new system is being implemented without proper public consultation and will weaken democracy.
Government accused of shrinking space for civil society with onerous legislation.
The tactical flexibility and impressive self-confidence that fueled Pashinyan’s rise to power have become his biggest weaknesses.
Country’s traditional partners, disturbed by ongoing crisis, suspend large tranches of aid.
Neighbour state has welcomed politicians and injured protestors alike.
US politicians should take heed: fracturing a society is far easier than healing it.