Items tagged with: Ukrainian democracy


Ukrainians will go to the polls on October 25 for local elections across the country that are widely expected to serve as the first major setback at the ballot box for President Zelenskyy's ruling Servant of the People party following the...

Friday, 02 October 2020 19:25

UKRAINIAN LOCAL ELECTIONS: Can Zelenskyy continue his remarkable sequence of ballot box successes in October?

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenkyy secured historic victories in the country's 2019 presidential and parliamentary votes. He will attempt to complete an unlikely hat trick of triumphs by winning nationwide local elections in October...

Saturday, 30 May 2020 01:45


Presidential and parliamentary elections will dominate Ukraine’s national life for next 12 months with the outcome of the battle between Petro Poroshenko and Yulia Tymoshenko likely to set the political tone for years to come both domestically...

Monday, 14 January 2019 20:13

OPINION: The future of European democracy “will be decided in Ukraine”

Frenchman Olivier Vedrine is on a mission to remind European audiences why Ukraine’s fate matters to them

Monday, 02 July 2018 14:52

DYSFUNCTIONAL DEMOCRACY: Anti-corruption efforts should begin by targeting Ukraine’s shameless multi-voting MPs

Routine absentee voting in the Ukrainian parliament makes a mockery of the country’s democratic aspirations and undermines the credibility of the entire political system

Friday, 23 March 2018 00:49

REFORMER REMOVED: Dismissal of Mykolaiv Mayor threatens to derail Ukraine’s decentralization success story

Many saw reformist Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych as a potential poster boy for the new Ukraine but he failed to reach the midway point in his first term

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:49

UNPOPULAR POLITICIANS: Record poll lows as Ukraine faces ‘Winter of Discontent’

Mounting post-Maidan frustration with country’s political leadership has resulted in near historic low approval ratings

Sunday, 04 December 2016 16:52

UKRAINE AT 25: The Ukrainian nation's long struggle to escape from abusive big brother Russia

Recounting the dramatic journey from post-Soviet orphan to self-confident statehood

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 03:18

Savchenko mania: why Ukraine is so desperate for new leaders

Ukrainian society is desperate for new leadership figures and is being dangerously alienated by a political culture devoid of ideology and dominated by populism

Saturday, 09 July 2016 01:03

POST-SOVIET TRANSITION: Darth Vader and the dark side of Ukraine's imperfect democracy

Flawed local elections highlight democracy deficit but cynicism will not help build a better Ukraine

Thursday, 05 November 2015 14:23

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