Even before the local elections in Ukraine on Sunday, 25 October, one thing is clear – among the winners will not be a single candidate from the party of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk " popular front ".
People's front led by Prime Minister decided not to participate in elections, apparently seeking to protect himself from the awkwardness of the inevitable failures, writes Financial times. At last year's parliamentary elections the popular front defeated With the results in 22% voters came to the polls, which was more than any other party. This allowed the Pro-Western Yatsenyuk to form a government together With the party head Petro Poroshenko " Solidarity ". Since then, however, support the popular front fell to just 1%. Recent polls reflect disappointment of Ukrainians by the inability of management to cope With the economic problems and widespread illegal activities of officials and the conduct of special operations in the East of the country." He (Yatsenyuk – approx. OPINION) made the right decision by refusing to participate in the elections. They (people's front ) has lost confidence, " said 32-year-old citizen of Kiev Peter, not so long ago returned to the capital after participating in a military operation in the Donbass. According to a survey by international Foundation for electoral systems (IFES), the United States, only 5% of Ukrainians believe that the authorities managed to satisfy the demands of the protesters.
at the same time Deutsche Welle writes that Now impatie Ukrainians has changed: on the background of the collapse of the party of Yatsenyuk, one of the favorites of local elections turned out to be Yulia Tymoshenko. With a Bang after losing the presidential election of Petro Poroshenko in may 2014 and finishing With a private party "Batkivshchyna" ( "homeland" ) only in the sixth place in the parliamentary elections a year earlier, Tymoshenko seemed to have retired from politics. Now she is preparing for a rematch in local elections. According to published in early October, the data of the poll conducted by the Kyiv international Institute of sociology (KIIS), "Batkivshchyna" - a favorite of local elections. For her ready to vote 19, 5% came to the polls. This is half a percentage point more than in the "Block of Petro Poroshenko" (BPP). In the other polls ahead of presidential party "Batkivshchyna" only a few percentage points. The head of KIIS Vladimir Paniotto stresses that currently Tymoshenko is only regaining the constituency in the parliamentary elections voted for the popular front. Remember, local elections will be held in Ukraine on Sunday on the new electoral law. Regional, city and district councils will be elected under the proportional system With the so-called open lists, and elections of deputies of village and settlement councils - the majority system of relative majority. The results must be determined before November 4 and made public for five days, and in the case of the 2nd round of elections of the mayor in the big cities - not later than November 20. In elections are not available to take blocks of political parties, the electoral threshold for parties is raised From 3% to 5%.