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What to Know About Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections

Parliamentary elections of Ukraine were recently held on 21st July 2019. It was scheduled in the month of October, the results of which inaugurated President Volodymyr Zelensky on 21st May, 2019. It allowed a one-party majority with a majority of 254 seats in the parliament.
In this article, we will discuss some of the most interesting facts and points about the Ukraine parliamentary elections.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s party result

The election results of 2019 were the first which witness a full party majority in the entire history of independent Ukraine. His party was called the Servant of the people, and it won a clear majority in the parliamentary, presidential elections. The current President was able to form an independent government without a coalition partner after he won the elections. It was the first time in Ukraine’s history that only one party is ruling the entire cabinet of ministers. This was possible only due to the unfulfilled reforms and breaking all the promises made by the previous President in the term.

Diverse generation to parliament

The formation of two new political parties in the parliament – the President’s party and the party formed by Slava Vakarchuck, has brought a new wave of newcomers and politicians into the parliament. Almost 80% of the current Ministers of the Parliament are modern politicians. On average, the entire age of the parliament and the party altogether, has reduced by an average of seven years, with 20% of the female population in the parliament.
Parliamentary support to Europe
Fifty per cent of the Ukrainian population believes that the President and the entire country as a whole will support the integration with the EU. Even the nominees for the party are a supporter of the NATO AND THE REU commission.


Market-oriented reforms and agenda

The Ukrainian parliament has a substantial gain and also a vital role in the process of reforms. Zelenski, with his reforms, has also developed the opportunity to demonstrate strong leadership qualities and also display the ownership of all the reforms. Previous President’s in term rejected 70% of all the reform bills that were passed in the parliament. However, this time, the Presidential tenure will be no such powers. So far, their reforms have driven up to a competitive economy that has already made moves in all the regulatory and the environmental factors and services.

Risks remain high

Although the power of all the business tycoons in the parliament has decreased over the years, there are more than 20 MPs in the parliament that are either directly or indirectly related to Ihor Kolomoisky. This might be damaging for the upcoming reform that the President is about ti make. At ht same time, the Russian threat also remains intact that raises the risk of the changes and reforms in the parliament.

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