Almost half of Ukrainians do not know who to vote for in elections – poll

Почти половина украинцев не знают, за кого голосовать на выборах – опрос

Almost half of Ukrainians do not know who to vote for in 2019

In Ukraine, five political parties have more than 5% support among voters, while 40% of respondents stated that they do not know for whom to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019.

In Ukraine 40% of voters have yet to decide whom to support in the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019. This is stated in a new report the International Republican Institute (IRI), the United States, based on the results of the relevant survey, says the Voice of America on Wednesday, January 31.

“The low level of popularity of the Ukrainian political parties, only a year before crucial elections represents a real challenge for Ukrainian politicians”, – said the regional Director of IRI for European and Eurasian Affairs Steven nix.

So, only five parties have more than 5% support among voters, while 40% of respondents stated that they did not know which party to support.

The poll revealed that economic issues are becoming more urgent for the population. Inflation has more influence on Ukrainians personally, said 69% of respondents. Corruption has become one of the most important issues which bothers Ukrainians (48%), followed by the military conflict in the Donbass (42%). Ukrainians are more optimistic regarding the situation at the local level, according to a survey.

“Much higher level of optimism at the local level means that the decentralization reforms have increased the confidence and support of local government among the citizens. This is an important signal for the government that decentralization should continue, and it gives reason to hope that the positive results of these reforms will go to the national level,” said nix.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that carrying out early elections of the Verkhovna Rada are 57.1% of Ukrainians, and the holding of early presidential elections support to 54.5%.

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