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№149 Before the parliamentary elections in Ukraine
№149 Before the parliamentary elections in Ukraine

Author(s): Tadeusz A. Olszański
Subject(s): Governance, Electoral systems, Developing nations
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: parliamentary elections in Ukraine; Ukraine; elections
Summary/Abstract: The parliamentary elections to be held in Ukraine on 26 October will bring about deep changes in the political composition of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament. It is very probable that after the elections only one or two of the five parties which are represented in the parliament today will remain, and the leading positions will be taken by groupings who were still considered marginal a year ago. The Petro Poroshenko Bloc, a party which according to polls can count on victory, did not exist a year ago and today still remains in the construction phase. It is likely that around two-thirds of the newly elected deputies will be people with no parliamentary or even no political experience. On the one hand, this may be a strong impetus to revival; but on the other the lack of experience of most of the parliamentarians may be a problem. Another source of potential problems may be the process of consolidating the internally unstable political parties which have emerged during the electoral campaign.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English