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Ukraine is tired of yesterday

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22.07.2019

Nowhere in Europe is a democratic political upheaval unfolding, at least not as energetically and rapidly as in Ukraine. National elections are forcing out unpopular elites — which will not only introduce a new generation of politicians, but will have huge consequences for the political landscape.

The driving force behind this development is the Ukrainian people. They no longer trust the old political groups. Indeed, around half of voters chose candidates from new political parties, and, thus, voted for a radical new start. The old forces and their parties have been severely hit.

More approval for political newcomer Zelenskiy

The votes for the Verkhovna Rada have not all been counted. And as the Ukrainian parliament is made up equally of direct mandates and closed-party lists, it will also take a while before all the prospective power dynamics have been determined. What has already become clear, though is that President Volodymr Zelenskiy's new party "Servant of the People" has won the vote by a mile. Granted, they did not get a majority, but they did leave their competitors lingering far behind. They have demanded the right to build a government,........

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