Donbas citizens are still the most passive electoral group in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

About 40% population of the unoccupied Donbas territories are not going to vote - poll
09:25, 12 August 2015


Democratic Initiatives Foundation released the results of a survey, asking people about their willingness to attend the local elections set for October 25. The percentage of people from Donbas territories, controlled by the government, amounted to some 50%. Nearly 40% of the respondents said that they would not participate in the voting.

The survey demonstrated partly overlapping cleavages, as the strongest willingness to vote is observed in the western part of the country (76%), central (70%) and some eastern regions (76%) as well. The voter turnout in southern region, according to the poll, is expected to be nearly 61%. In total, 68% of Ukrainians are going to show up at the polling stations October 25.

The survey also brought to light some political preferences of Ukrainians. Accordingly, 23% of the respondents, who are to come to the elections, have not decided which candidate to support. 14.4% of the total number of Ukrainian voters back Petro Poroshenko Block (“Solidarity”), 9% votes may be cast for Samopomich (‘Self Reliance Party”), 7.5% support Opposition Block Party, 7.3 % back Radical Party of Oleh Liashko, 6.9% would vote for the Batkivshchyna ("Fatherland"), and 4% for Pravyi Sektor.

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