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Ukraine: Elections Could Raise Tensions With Russia

MIN READJul 19, 2019 | 18:32 GMT

(Stratfor)

First Ukraine's comedian-turned-politician captured the presidency; now he's getting ready to grab a sizable hold of the Ukrainian parliament. In the last poll taken ahead of the country's July 21 parliamentary elections, recently elected President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's Servant of the People party leads with 49.5 percent support. The number puts his party well ahead of the pro-Russian Opposition Platform -- For Life party at 10.5 percent, former President Petro Poroshenko's European Solidarity at 7.7 percent, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's Batkivshchyna at 6.9 percent and singer Svyatoslav Vakarchuk's Golos (Voice) at 5.9 percent....

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