11:53 02.01.2016

Early parliamentary elections in Ukraine have more opponents than supporters - poll

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Early parliamentary elections in Ukraine have more opponents than supporters - poll

The idea of early parliamentary elections is rejected by 43% of Ukrainians, while 36.7% speak in its favor, according to a poll conducted by Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Kiev International Institute of Sociology.

A press release, '2015: Political Outcomes - People's Opinion', published on the foundation's website said that 20% were undecided about the initiative to hold early elections of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada.

Should early parliamentary elections happen, 56.5% of the respondents would vote, and 32.5% would not. Some 10.9% were undecided.

Those prepared to vote would give their voices to Petro Poroshenko Bloc 'Solidarity' (9%). Samopomich (8.7%), Batkivschyna (7.7%) and Opposition Bloc (6.5%) would also pass the 5% election threshold.

Radical Party of Oleh Liashko can count on 4.1% of the vote, UKROP on 3.7%, while Svoboda and the Right Sector Party (outlawed in Russia) on 3.3% each.

The list of political parties did not include the People's Front party of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk, which currently has the second largest faction in the parliament.

Forty percent of the respondents who are ready to vote are still undecided about which party to support.

Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Kiev International Institute of Sociology polled 2,040 respondents older than 18 in the period from December 15 till 25, 2015. The theoretical error is 2.3%. The poll was held with financial backing from the European Union.

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