Power of people in 'Dreamland': Election program of Volodymyr Zelensky

Author : News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the favorite of the Ukrainian elections, today the country needs not just new faces, but new ideas
14:17, 21 May 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky, presidential candidate in elections 2019

"I will tell you about Ukraine of my dreams." This is the beginning of Volodymyr Zelensky election program.

The leader of the 95 Kvartal show is one of the favorites of the presidential race 2019. According to a number of recent polls, he is holding the first place, leading a group of politicians claiming to enter the second round.

The program of Zelensky will be subjected to our detailed analysis today. Let's take a closer look at how he sees "The Ukraine of his dreams."

General concepts

Our presidential candidate wants Ukraine to be a country where business "can be officially established in an hour, you can get a passport in 15 minutes, and vote in elections in one second."

Also in Zelensky’s “Ukraine of dreams,” doctors and teachers get real wages, and corrupt officials - real penalties, and “my grandmother gets a decent retirement, not a heart attack from a utility bill.”

Foreign policy

Volodymyr Zelensky is going to ask for support the guarantors of the Budapest Memorandum and partners in the European Union on three points:

A) In an effort to end the war.

B) To return the temporarily occupied territories.

B) To force the aggressor to compensate for the damage.

Quote from the program:

"Ukraine’s path to NATO and other security associations is a guarantee of our security, in which I believe and which should receive confirmation through an all-Ukrainian referendum."

The presidential candidate also claims that he considers his task the establishment of military salaries "at the level of NATO standards."

First draft law

Candidate’s first bill will be called "On the power of people." The essence of the draft law described in the program is as follows: consolidation of the mechanism by which "the people of Ukraine will form the main tasks for the government through referendums and other forms of direct democracy."

This is all planned to be done "with the maximum use of the latest technologies."

More bills:

In addition to the above, Zelensky promises to submit several draft laws to the Verkhovna Rada:

- "On lifting immunity from the president of Ukraine, MPs, and judges."

- "On the impeachment of the President of Ukraine."

- "On the summoning back the MP of Ukraine".

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Quote from the program:

"Elections to parliament and local councils should take place by open lists. MPs absenteeism is an automatic basis for deprivation of his mandate."

Courts and law enforcement

Quote from the program:

"We will return the trust and respect for the court. For simple disputes, we will have judges elected by the people. For criminal offenses - an effective jury consisting of the people."

Volodymyr Zelensky also promises that the Security Service will not deal with economic crimes.


Presidential candidate promises "zero declaration" for business. Its sense is: "Every businessman will be able to declare and legalize his income for 5%."

Other proposals:

- Replacing the income tax with a tax on the withdrawn capital.

- Creating a transparent land market.

- Ukraine to provide its needs at the expense of its own energy resources.

Quote from the program:

"Every child has the right to accumulate a part of the state’s realization of natural goods in his account. After attaining adulthood, the child will receive these savings as his own starting capital."

Fighting corruption

More precisely, as stated in Zelensky’s electoral program, “a victory over it.”

Therefore, the candidate’s plans are as follows:

- Suspected of corruption will not be released on bail.

- Condemned for corruption will get confiscation of property and a lifelong prohibition to hold public office.

- The accuser of corruption will be under the protection of the state and receive financial incentives.

Quote from the program:

"Honest officials will receive guaranteed decent wages, open competitions for positions, high social status and state insurance."

"My goal is the complete openness of the authorities’ actions, the automation of public online processes, the reduction of all state functionality to the size of a smartphone."

Healthcare and education

Quote from the program:

"Professions of a doctor and teacher should become prestigious and highly paid."

Volodymyr Zelensky promises that hospitals and schools will get modern equipment and upgraded infrastructure.

Also, a plan for the transition to insurance medicine sounded during his campaign. According to the candidate’s program, the patient will determine the insurance program himself, choose the institution, doctor and method of treatment.

At the same time, the basic level of insurance for low-income segments of the population will be provided at the expense of the state.

Other promises:

- The introduction of a mandatory free annual medical examination.

- The introduction of a program to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Quote from the program:

"Medicines that have been registered in the EU and the U.S. will not receive additional permits in Ukraine."

The topic of education is described in the election program as "the future of the nation".

Zelensky promises the introduction of an educational voucher that works on the principle "money goes after a talented student."

Quote from the program:

"Every school genius will receive an educational voucher that can be spent on studying at any institution of higher education he chooses."

Also among the promises is the opening of the Ukrainian market for the best foreign educational institutions.

Other promises:

- Restoration of the program of housing loans for youth.

- State support and a year of preferential taxation for young entrepreneurs.

- Transition to a funded pension system.

- Monetization of benefits and subsidies.

- Restoration of airports in each regional center.

- Signing the Open Skies Agreement with the EU.

- Ensuring access of all residents to the fast Internet.

- Automation of public processes.

Quote from the program:

"All data about the formation and use of budgets, tenders, procurement, auctions will be available to all people."

Related: 70,61% of ballots processed: Zelensky 30,46%, Poroshenko 16,18, Tymoshenko 13,15

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