Financial Times. The party of Prime Minister of Ukraine chose not to participate in regional elections

This Sunday, citizens of Ukraine will choose more than 10 thousand of the 160 thousand mayors and deputies of regional legislative assemblies, according to Financial Times. Party Yatseniuk «popular front» decided not to participate in elections, says journalist Roman Olearchyk. «She probably doesn’t want to be embarrassed, gaining a paltry number of votes,» says the newspaper.

A year ago in the parliamentary elections, «popular front» scored the most — 22% of the votes, which allowed him to form a coalition with the Solidarity of the President Poroshenko.

But, according to recent polls, the popularity of the «Popular front» fell to 1%. «It reflects the frustration of the population in connection with the collapse of the economy, a glow in the East the confrontation with the rebels, supported by Russia, as well as the inability to cope with pervasive corruption,» the article says.

32-year-old Peter, an employee of the Kiev water supply, and until recently a fighter on the Eastern front, said that Yatsenyuk «did the right thing not running for these elections. They have lost confidence.» «Where’s the reform?» — rhetorically asked Petro.

«Only 5% say that the current authorities are doing, the expectations of the movement of the Maidan», — is told in the report of the sociological organization IFES, funded by the United States.

Judging by the IFES survey, «Solidarity» in the elections will receive 13% of the vote — more than any other party but less than in the parliamentary (21%).

The author explains: the government Yatsenyuk has imposed painful austerity measures. «Fairly or not, people seem to directs the main fury of Yatsenyuk — a former lawyer and banker, who, unlike Poroshenko, is not a skilled politician», — said in the article.

Western supporters of Ukraine praised the efforts of Yatsenyuk. According to analysts, he may retain the post of Prime Minister. His party, and Poroshenko’s party still considered the backbone of the ruling coalition, which is necessary for the preservation of foreign support.

«Fatherland» party of Yulia Tymoshenko, formally part of the ruling coalition. But this does not prevent Tymoshenko and her allies to gain popularity by criticizing austerity measures. According to IFES, the «Fatherland» is now 11 percent of the vote.

The polls also show that some people associated with Yanukovychis likely to return to power as mayors or regional deputies. The possible success of regional parties, known at the national level.




Financial Times. The party of Prime Minister of Ukraine chose not to participate in regional elections 23.10.2015

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