February 01, 2010
Goldring represents Canada for Ukraine vote
Mr. Goldring served as a Canadian OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) monitor for the first round of the presidential election held January 17. The OSCE said the first round of the 2010 Ukraine presidential election was “of high quality and showed significant progress over previous elections.”
“That first round of voting was conducted in a free and fair manner and the results reflect the will of the people,” Mr. Goldring says. “However there are still ample reasons to be particularly vigilant for monitoring the run-off presidential election.
“The ‘Orange Revolution’ instilled upon all of the citizens of Ukraine the fact that the integrity of the electoral process is meaningful and has real true purpose. With world support, through the ‘Orange Revolution’ the people of Ukraine actually learned how to appreciate the integrity of a fair and true election process and they’ve strived to show to the world that they certainly want to and can maintain it since.”
Mr. Goldring has served five times previously as an election observer in Ukraine. He has also served as an election monitor in Albania, Georgia (twice), Guyana and Haiti.