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President Zelensky's party has the most support, but its ability to obtain a solid majority is far from certain, - New York Times

Source : 112 Ukraine

In contrast, Medvedchuk says Ukraine's proper course is to improve its relations with Russia, which plummeted after Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and its support for Russia-backed separatists fighting government troops in a war that has killed more than 13,000 people
18:16, 19 July 2019

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
Official website of the President of Ukraine

The party of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has the most support as the polls on the eve of parliamentary elections in Ukraine shows. Yet, the ability of the political force to obtain a solid majority is far from certain, as New York Times reported.

“Zelenskiy, who took office in May, has so far been stymied by a parliament dominated by his opponents. He ordered the election for the Verkhovna Rada to be held three months earlier than scheduled to try to get a majority that would support his promised fight against Ukraine's endemic corruption and for other reforms,” the message reads.

Zelensky’s party Servant of the People was named after the TV comedy in which the President played a teacher who unexpectedly becomes the Head of the State.

Related: Ukraine's snap elections 2019: Election agenda of Zelensky's Servant of the People party

“Of the 424 seats to be filled, only 225 of them will be chosen by a national party list. The 199 others are single-mandate seats, whose composition could differ markedly from nationwide sentiment,” the news agency reports.

Opposition Platform – For Life party led by Viktor Medvedchuk is on the second place with 10%, followed by Poroshenko’s European Solidarity.

"The position of the Ukrainian people is movement in the direction of Europe and it will be wrong to reconsider," Servant of the People party leader Dmytro Razumkov told The Associated Press.

Related: Is Zelensky's Servant of the People becoming military party?

The party will focus on enhancing anti-corruption reforms.

"There are new people who today have completely different basic values than the representatives of the old political elites. This is a new team that Zelenskiy leads to implement new tasks," Razumkov said.

Parliamentary elections in Ukraine are scheduled for July 21.

Related: Four political parties to get into Ukraine’s parliament,  “Servant of the People” and “Opposition Platform – For Life” hold the top spot, - social survey

Saturday, July 20 is a day of silence, when any political agitation is banned.

 

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