Category Archives: Presidential Elections

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ETHNIC AND SOCIAL COMPOSITION OF UKRAINE’S REGIONS AND VOTING PATTERNS

David Marples This paper looks at the ethnic and social makeup of Ukrainian regions and its impact on voting patterns over the past two decades. While skeptical of a simplistic division of the country through spoken language and ethnic affiliation,

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ETHNIC AND SOCIAL COMPOSITION OF UKRAINE’S REGIONS AND VOTING PATTERNS

David Marples This paper looks at the ethnic and social makeup of Ukrainian regions and its impact on voting patterns over the past two decades. While skeptical of a simplistic division of the country through spoken language and ethnic affiliation,

INTOLERANCE TOWARDS WESTERN EXPERTS ON UKRAINE

Taras Kuzio This week on Facebook I was attacked as not being a “Western expert” because I am critical of Petro Poroshenko’s biography and have a preference from the two leading presidential candidates for Yulia Tymoshenko. Such attacks say more

INTOLERANCE TOWARDS WESTERN EXPERTS ON UKRAINE

Taras Kuzio This week on Facebook I was attacked as not being a “Western expert” because I am critical of Petro Poroshenko’s biography and have a preference from the two leading presidential candidates for Yulia Tymoshenko. Such attacks say more

UKRAINE’S ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT WITH THE EU: ACCEPTABLE COMPROMISES AND SHARED HYPOCRISIES

David R. Marples This paper will examine the prospects for Ukraine signing the Association Agreement with the EU and provide an assessment of the potential pitfalls and advantages of potential cooperation, as well as the responses of the leadership of

UKRAINE’S ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT WITH THE EU: ACCEPTABLE COMPROMISES AND SHARED HYPOCRISIES

David R. Marples This paper will examine the prospects for Ukraine signing the Association Agreement with the EU and provide an assessment of the potential pitfalls and advantages of potential cooperation, as well as the responses of the leadership of

The Real Barricades

Halya Coynash With the critical Vilnius Summit approaching in November and Russia making its position on EU-Ukraine Association  – together with readiness to use unacceptable weapons – all too clear, there is mounting pressure to view the issue in very

The Real Barricades

Halya Coynash With the critical Vilnius Summit approaching in November and Russia making its position on EU-Ukraine Association  – together with readiness to use unacceptable weapons – all too clear, there is mounting pressure to view the issue in very

A Public Watchdog with a Difference

Halya Coynash Plans last year by Ukraine’s ruling Party of the Regions to reintroduce criminal liability for libel rightly sent alarm bells ringing both in Ukraine and abroad. Scope for abuse given the judiciary’s notorious corruption and increasingly eroded independence was

A Public Watchdog with a Difference

Halya Coynash Plans last year by Ukraine’s ruling Party of the Regions to reintroduce criminal liability for libel rightly sent alarm bells ringing both in Ukraine and abroad. Scope for abuse given the judiciary’s notorious corruption and increasingly eroded independence was

Where Optimists and Pessimists Meet

Mykola Riabchuk Three years ago, when Viktor Yanukovych was narrowly winning elections over Yulia Tymoshenko, very few people predicted future developments that would result in the full usurpation of power by a well-organized and extremely resourceful group of unscrupulous rent-seekers.

Where Optimists and Pessimists Meet

Mykola Riabchuk Three years ago, when Viktor Yanukovych was narrowly winning elections over Yulia Tymoshenko, very few people predicted future developments that would result in the full usurpation of power by a well-organized and extremely resourceful group of unscrupulous rent-seekers.

Back to Kuchmenistan

Mykola Riabchuk On November 17, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a new electoral law for the conducting of the next parliamentary elections in October 2012 http://portal.rada.gov.ua/rada/control/en/publish/article/info_left?art_id=290355&cat_id=105995. So far, its draft is available only in Ukrainian http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/zweb_n/webproc4_1?id=&pf3511=41814 . Besides some novelties and

Back to Kuchmenistan

Mykola Riabchuk On November 17, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a new electoral law for the conducting of the next parliamentary elections in October 2012 http://portal.rada.gov.ua/rada/control/en/publish/article/info_left?art_id=290355&cat_id=105995. So far, its draft is available only in Ukrainian http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/zweb_n/webproc4_1?id=&pf3511=41814 . Besides some novelties and

ПРЕЗИДЕНТСЬКІ ВИБОРИ В УКРАЇНІ 2010: вибори без переможця*

Kateryna Malyhina Перший тур президентських виборів в Україні пройшов 17 січня 2010 без несподіванок: Юлія Тимошенко (25%) і Віктор Янукович (35,5%), як і очікувалося, стали лідерами перегонів і будуть боротися за крісло Президента у другому турі 7 лютого 2010. Незважаючи

ПРЕЗИДЕНТСЬКІ ВИБОРИ В УКРАЇНІ 2010: вибори без переможця*

Kateryna Malyhina Перший тур президентських виборів в Україні пройшов 17 січня 2010 без несподіванок: Юлія Тимошенко (25%) і Віктор Янукович (35,5%), як і очікувалося, стали лідерами перегонів і будуть боротися за крісло Президента у другому турі 7 лютого 2010. Незважаючи

The Candidates for the Ukrainian Presidency

David Marples TORONTO The first round of the presidential elections in Ukraine on January 17 saw the current and former Prime Ministers ahead of the pack, and President Viktor Yushchenko back in fifth spot. Were these results a rejection of

The Candidates for the Ukrainian Presidency

David Marples TORONTO The first round of the presidential elections in Ukraine on January 17 saw the current and former Prime Ministers ahead of the pack, and President Viktor Yushchenko back in fifth spot. Were these results a rejection of

Analysis of the 17 January Ukrainian Presidential Elections

Ivan Lozowy, The Ukraine Insider ITEM A.: THE ALSO-RANS Following the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections the stage is set for a huge battle between the political front-man for the Donetsk “clan” Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Analysis of the 17 January Ukrainian Presidential Elections

Ivan Lozowy, The Ukraine Insider ITEM A.: THE ALSO-RANS Following the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections the stage is set for a huge battle between the political front-man for the Donetsk “clan” Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

В борговій ямі: економічні виклики для України в 2010 р.*

Kateryna Malyhina В 2009 р. Україні не вдалося уникнути «жорсткої посадки». Серед країн СНД в Україні найбільше падіння промислового виробництва й найбільша інфляція. Жоден з макроекономічних показників, закладених у бюджет на цей рік, не підтвердився. Так, наприклад, уряд прогнозував ріст

В борговій ямі: економічні виклики для України в 2010 р.*

Kateryna Malyhina В 2009 р. Україні не вдалося уникнути «жорсткої посадки». Серед країн СНД в Україні найбільше падіння промислового виробництва й найбільша інфляція. Жоден з макроекономічних показників, закладених у бюджет на цей рік, не підтвердився. Так, наприклад, уряд прогнозував ріст

Yanukovych would win second round if held today

Interfax-Ukraine, 15 Dec 09 Fifty percent of voters are ready to support presidential candidate and Regions Party leader Victor Yanukovych in the run-off of the presidential election in Ukraine, according to a survey entitled “The Electoral Expectations of Ukrainian Citizens.”

Yanukovych would win second round if held today

Interfax-Ukraine, 15 Dec 09 Fifty percent of voters are ready to support presidential candidate and Regions Party leader Victor Yanukovych in the run-off of the presidential election in Ukraine, according to a survey entitled “The Electoral Expectations of Ukrainian Citizens.”