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    What Ukraine’s presidential election says about the country’s European future

What Ukraine’s presidential election says about the country’s European future

The story of the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election was the success of comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, who topped the vote and will face off against incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in the second round. Max Bader writes that while much of the international media coverage has portrayed Zelensky’s candidacy as a symptom of an immature political system, the real […]

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    Ukraine’s elections have made it clear voters want to move in a pro-European direction, but the country’s future remains anything but certain

Ukraine’s elections have made it clear voters want to move in a pro-European direction, but the country’s future remains anything but certain

On 26 October, Ukraine held parliamentary elections. The elections were not held in contested parts of the country, however, and rival polls were held on 2 November in Donetsk and Luhansk. Max Bader writes that while the composition of the new Ukrainian parliament is now more pro-European than ever, the on-going conflict in eastern regions ensures the country’s future […]

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    Petro Poroshenko is likely to win the Ukrainian presidential election and crucially could hold support in all four core geographical regions in the country

Petro Poroshenko is likely to win the Ukrainian presidential election and crucially could hold support in all four core geographical regions in the country

Ukraine is due to hold the first round of voting in its presidential elections on 25 May. Max Bader assesses the main candidates in the election, the likely result based on opinion polling, and what the outcome might mean for the wider Ukraine crisis. He notes that there is very little doubt about who will win the contest, with […]

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