Eight Parties To Enter New Ukrainian Parliament: Poroshenko & Tymoshenko To Win The First Leg Of Presidential Elections, Poll Suggests

If the parliamentary elections in Ukraine were to be held this Sunday, the new Ukrainian parliament would consist of people’s deputies comprising eight political parties, most of them representing pro-European and anti-Russian views. 

The biggest support of Ukrainian voters would be given to the Batkivschyna Party headed by Yulia Tymoshenko, and the Solidarnist Party of the incumbent Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. They will be followed by a number of smaller parties - Opposition Bloc, “Gromadyanska Pozitsiya”, ”Za Zhittya”, "Radical Party", “Samopomich”, as well as a new political project of a rising television star Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

The first leg of presidential elections will be won by Yulia Tymoshenko and Petro Poroshenko, both closely followed by Vadym Rabinovich (leader of “Za Zhittya” party) and Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

These results were presented in the poll published by BURI (The Belgium-Ukraine Research Institute). The research was made on March 19-30, 2018. Results of the survey are shown in Tables 1 and 2.

Table 1. What will be the choice of yours if the presidential elections are to be held this Sunday?

Names in alphabetical order

Among those who already decided to vote

Yuriy Boyko (Opposition Bloc)

4,8

Svyatoslav Vakarchuk

5,1

Anatoliy Gritsenko (Gromadyanska Pozitsiya)

5,6

Volodymyr Groisman

5,3

Volodymyr Zelenskiy (Sluga Narodu)

7,2

Oleg Lyashko (Radical Party)

6,7

Petro Poroshenko

9,7

Vadym Rabinovich (Za Zhittya)

7,6

Andriy Sadoviy (Samopomich)

3,7

Yulia Tymoshenko (Batkivschyna)

10,2

Other

17,7

Difficult to answer

16,4

Table 2. What will be the choice of yours if the parliamentary elections are to be held this Sunday? (answers of those who already decided to vote)

“Batkivschyna” (Yulia Tymoshenko)

12,3

Bloc Petra Poroshenka “Solidarnist”

11,4

“Za Zhittya” (Vadim Rabinoich)

7,9

“Gromadyanska Pozitsiya” (Anatoliy Gritsenko)

7,8

Opposition Bloc (Yuriy Boyko)

7,4

Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko

6,9

“Sluga Narodu” (Volodymyr Zelenskiy)

5,7

“Samopomich” (Andriy Sadoviy)

5,3

Union of Right Parties (“National Corps”, “Svoboda”, “Right Sector “)

4,1

The party of Svyatoslav Vakarchuk (potential)

2,1

Ukrainian union UKROP

1,9

Another party

11,6

Difficult to answer

15,6

The international research center BURI conducted the survey in Ukraine during March 19-30, 2018. Total quantity of respondents equaled 2028 individuals (representational sample). The survey method – direct interviews. Error margin is 2.2%.

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