To hold legitimate elections during times of turmoil is obviously no easy picking. Ukraine went to the polls in October 2015 and the ongoing conflict complicated the process. In the end, the eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk and the Crimea peninsula did not participate in the voting. The OECD and a number of private organisations served as watchdogs in the crisis-ridden country. More than 1,500 international observers were listed.

For this PM Short, our correspondent Hans Liedtke interviewed election observer Steffen Jensen.

Steffen is a Danish human rights activist and he didn’t spare trouble or expense to challenge corruption and fight all sorts of obstacles. Give it a listen to find out how election observers work.

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