Local Elections in Ukraine showed that more and more Ukrainians no longer trust politicians, writes columnist Leonid bershidskiy.
The elections were an important milestone for Ukraine as the head Petro Poroshenko has promised to decentralize the country according to the European model. However, If the situation is interfering tycoons and the Local elite, in the country threatened to set medieval feudal fragmentation, and not the European system of self-government, according to the publication. This risk became evident in the Ukrainian election process.
If at the parliamentary elections held a year earlier, Ukrainians had supported the Pro-European Parties, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk and President Petro Poroshenko, now the enthusiasm has faded. The party of Yatsenyuk does not participate in the elections, and the "Block of Petro Poroshenko" scored 18% of the vote - less than expected. High results showed the Opposition Bloc, and other followers of the "Party of regions" that, in the opinion of Bloomberg columnist, talks about the distrust of Ukrainians to the " reformist rhetoric of authorities ".
most significantly, this distrust was manifested in such major cities of Ukraine like Kharkiv, Odessa and Dnipropetrovsk. In Kharkov by a large margin defeated a former supporter of Yanukovych in Dnepropetrovsk in the 2nd round will compete against candidates who do not support Poroshenko in Odessa lost comrade leader Mikhail Saakashvili.
"To preserve the visibility observations over regions, Poroshenko and his team will have to negotiate with the oligarchs, local leaders, nationalist-minded insurgents and populists. In the end, a little controlled chaos in the country will worsen. Become more difficult and economic recovery and strict adherence to the economic program prescribed by the IMF