"Half of the population does not believe that local elections will change the country. I think it's because they believe the local authorities have little political influence, but that's not the point. I do not remember such a tantrum during any other local elections: tents, media materials - it looks like the presidential election to take place here. In my opinion, the reason is that people are actually preparing for possible parliamentary elections. The new places have appeared. "Narodnyi Front" has collapsed: it has 22% [of public support], now they have only 2%. The rating of party of Poroshenko has also decreased," said Director of the Fund "Democratic initiatives" Irina Bekeshkina.
A great amount of electorate has left after the Party of Regions, and it is necessary to mobilize those voters. Therefore, the local elections - it's a great opportunity to pick up a the electorate. This is especially effective for new political forces.
Kyiv International Institute of Sociology unveiled the results of a survey of public opinion after two years after Maidan revolution in Ukraine. According to the survey, the highest level of trust is enjoyed by President Poroshenko – 32% of respondents expressed their credibility to him, but in 2014 there were 69% of people who thought he was reliable. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk seems to disappoint Ukrainian as well: his rating decreased to 20%, while in 2014 he had some 60% of credibility.
The same situation is with current major of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko: in 2014 public trust was 43% and not he has got only some 25%. One of the politicians who showed the opposite tendency is Yulia Tymoshenko: trust to this stateswoman increased from 17% in 2014 to 25% in 2015.