UKRAINE: Five political parties to enter the new parliament, according to new poll.

FIVE political parties to enter the new Ukrainian parliament, with the narrowing gap between Sluga Narodu and Opposition Platform - Za Zhittya, poll suggests.

According to the survey conducted on August 6-10, 2020 should parliamentary elections in Ukraine be held this Sunday the new Ukrainian parliament would consist of the following political parties:

“Sluga Narodu” Party led by David Arakhamia, Oleksandr Kornienko and Ruslan Stephanchuk, and backed by the incumbent President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy (25.4%), “Opposition Platform – Za Zhittya” led by Yuriy Boyko, Viktor Medvedchuk and Vadim Rabinovich (22.5%), the “European Solidarnist” Party of the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko (12.8%), theBatkivschyna” Party of Yulia Tymoshenko (8.7%), and The Shariy Party (5.5%).

The other political parties so far do not have enough public support to enter the next parliament: the Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko – 3.4%, “Syla i Chest” Party of Ihor Smeshko – 3.1%, “Gromadyanska Pozitsiya” of Anatoliy Grytsenko – 2.9%, “Groysman’s Ukrainian Strategy” of Volodymyr Groysman – 1.6%, “Samopomich” Party led by Oksana Syroid – 1.6%, “Golos” Party led by Kira Rudyk who substituted the singer Svyatoslav Vakarchuk – 1.5%, “Opposition Bloc” of Boris Kolesnikov and Eugeniy Muraev – 1.0%, the “Svoboda” Party of Oleg Tyagnybok – 0.9%, “The National Corps” Party of Andriy Biletskiy – 0.7%, and “Za Maibutnie” Party of Ihor Palytsya – 0.6%.

The results of the survey are shown in the table below:

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As compared to the previous poll, conducted on July 10-14, 2020, public support of the parties that showed the highest chances to enter the new parliament featured the following changes:

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The international research center BURI (The Belgium-Ukraine Research Institute) conducted the survey in Ukraine on August 6-10, 2020. The survey method: computer-assisted telephone interviews on the basis of random selection of phone numbers. Total quantity of respondents equaled 2,010 individuals (representative sample). Error margin is 2.2%.

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