Disinfo: Legitimacy of Ukrainian government almost at zero

Summary

The legitimacy of the Ukrainian parliament is today at 1.5-2%. They do not have the legitimacy that gives them the right to speak on behalf of the people on issues like on accession to NATO and the EU.

Disproof

An unfounded claim on the approval rate of the Ukrainian political institutions.

According to a poll, conducted by Razumkov Center in June 2018, the support of the Parliament is 10,3%, the Government – 13,7%, the President – 13,8%.

In a poll, conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology in December 2018, 8% of respondents mentioned that they support the Parliament of Ukraine and 11% support the Government. The highest support is for the President – 16%. In December 2017, the support of these institutions was lower.

During the last presidential elections, Petro Poroshenko won in the first round with 54,7% of the votes. The two biggest parties in the Parliament at the last parliamentary elections, in 2014, were supported by 22,14% (Narodnyi Front) and 21,82% (Blok Petra Poroshenka) respectively.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 137
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Elections, Ukrainian statehood

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Disproof

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