Presidential elections 2019Коррупция drowns Ukraine and can make Zelensky President – Bloomberga scene from the movie “the servant of the people”

Bribery of a larger scale makes Ukraine an unattractive country for investors

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There is nothing surprising or funny that comedian Vladimir Zelensky has a real chance to take the presidency in Ukraine. This is stated in the Bloomberg article.

The authors note that voters, when faced with familiar candidates are ready to “reach the point of absurdity” and make your choice in favor Zelensky, who in his show criticizing the “hateful elites”.

The article States that two revolutions of 2004 and 2014 were supposed to change the political system, but was unable to eradicate systemic corruption in the country. Though Ukraine has risen in the ranking of corruption perception index of Transparency International, but still remains in 120th place out of 180 countries.

“Rampant corruption makes Ukraine an unattractive country for investors and vulnerable to the manipulations of Russia in the period of rising tension between Moscow and the West,” the article reads.

Reporters noted that the patience of the allies of Ukraine also dried up, which resulted in the statement of the Ambassador of the USA in Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch about the necessity of replacing the head of SAP nazara Golodnitsky.

Among the recent scandals, which undermined the credibility of the current government the authors of the article referred to corruption scandal around Ukroboronprom involving close associates of the President Poroshenko and the numerous attacks on activists.

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Thus journalists note that the current President is trying to conduct a greater number of reforms than its predecessors, but the lead and the words of the former Minister danyluk and fugitive Deputy Oleksandr Onishchenko about the involvement of the criminal corruption schemes.

The authors write that social networks such as Facebook and Instagram, are playing an increasing role in the information field, and undermine the influence of the business clans that still control the traditional media. This explains why the Ukrainian electorate is becoming increasingly fragmented and less predictable.

According to journalists, “the 41-year-old Zelensky – product of these changes.”

In summary, the authors cite the opinion of the famous Ukrainian restaurateur Sava libkina that the three main presidential candidates are the oligarchs with vested interests.

Here you can see the “list all candidates”, as well as their declarations and their election programs.

As previously reported by the Focus:

  • By results of poll of the Center for social and marketing research “Socis”, the greatest chance of reaching the second round of the presidential elections have showman Vladimir Zelensky and acting head of state Petro Poroshenko.
  • According to the survey Rankings, held March 1-7, the greatest chances of an exit in the second round have Vladimir Zelensky and Yulia Tymoshenko. The third position is Petro Poroshenko.