Commenting on the preliminary results of the first round of presidential elections and Petro Poroshenko’s support rate, the Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Oksana Syroyid notes: “If the head of state, whose mission is civil unity, gains 15% in the first round, he will never be able to claim the mission unity, regardless of what the election results will be.”
According to the politician, one of the saddest tendencies provoked by the current government is undermined confidence in all state institutions, not only in the institution of the President. Hence the high rate of Volodymyr Zelenskyi in the elections.
Oksana Syroyid states: “Volodymyr Zelenskyi has no political experience, that is, no one knows what kind of politician he will be – good or bad. But the fact that 30% of people are ready to choose the unknown means that they are so much dissatisfied with what they have now that they are ready to play roulette.”
The Deputy Speaker summed up: “When I travelled around the country and communicated with people before the first round, many of them mixed up Zelenskyi’s fictional TV character (an ordinary person who was unexpectedly elected President) with his real personality. But now critically-minded and highly educated people, who have never watched this series, say that this possible chaos may turn out to be better for the country than a predictable, but terrible order.”