Ukraine Loses Tolerance for Politicians' Mistakes
If the results of the first round of the presidential election in Ukraine surprised many outside the country, then the latest poll should be considered just staggering. Among those respondents who indicated their will to vote and made a decision, 72% are going to support a political novice and showman Volodymyr Zelensky. Incumbent Petro Poroshenko, according to the poll published on April 16, may reckon with only 25% of support in the runoff this Sunday.
This is only a survey and the outcomes of the vote may differ; however, Ukrainian pollsters predicted the results of the first round quite precisely. Therefore, if nothing dramatic happens, Zelensky is on the path to becoming the next president of the country. This indicates certain profound changes in Ukrainian society.
a freelance correspondent based in Brussels
for Promote Ukraine, 17 April 2019