V.Zelensky aims to change Ukraine’s ruling elites

Snap parliamentary elections in Ukraine are over. According to the preliminary results of various exit polls, V.Zelensky's ruling coalition may consist of Servant of the People Party and S.Vakarchuk’s Voice, RISS expert Vladimir Evseev considers. "But we should not forget about the results of voting in majority districts. If Zelensky's party consists more than a half of the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, he will be able to form a government without the need for a formal coalition," he said.

V.Evseev recalled the numerous violations during the elections. "Local residents of Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic were unable to get to polling stations because the road was full of landmines. Ukrainian authorities have also deprived millions of Ukrainian citizens living in Russia of the right to vote. In addition, Russian observers were not allowed to participate in the elections," he said. In expert's opinion, Y.Boyko’s Opposition Platform — For Life could gain more votes if Kiev had not taken such discriminatory actions. "Kiev will strengthen its aggression against this party. Now there is a struggle between nationalists and people who support normal ties between Kiev and Moscow. An active radical minority acts against its own state," he underscored.

The next Zelensky's step may be to control the danger that is coming from some radical right-wing groups terrorising Ukraine. "If the current President restrains the growing danger from the nationalists, it will untie his hands and let him make further decisions," RISS expert pointed out.

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