№040: Predictable Continuity: Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections 2012 Cover Image

№040: Predictable Continuity: Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections 2012
№040: Predictable Continuity: Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections 2012

Author(s): Igor Lyubashenko
Subject(s): Governance, Public Administration, Public Law, Government/Political systems, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: parliamentary elections; Ukraine; domestic policy; Eastern Europe; elections; Europe
Summary/Abstract: This weekend’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine will be watched closely in Europe and beyond as the voting is an important step in the preparation for the battle for presidency – currently a major power centre in the country. It can also have significant influence on Ukraine’s relations with the West. The biggest country in Eastern Europe with 46-million people population remains on the crossroads between democracy and the state run by the groups of interests. If the elections are accepted as free and fair by the international community, the EU will have to look for a constructive way to cooperate with Ukrainian authorities – writes Igor Lyubashenko.

  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English