Ukrainians name Zelensky "politician of the year"

Ukrainians name Zelensky "politician of the year"
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  • calendar-gray 26 December 2019

Ukrainians have named Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky politician of the year, the latest poll says, APA reports citing UNIAN.

The majority of respondents (46%) consider Zelensky tops the list, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and Razumkov Center.

The runner-up is former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (7.5%, 16% in 2018), leader of the Batkivshchyna faction Yulia Tymoshenko (3%, last year 12%), chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov (3%), co-chairman of the Opposition Platform - For Life faction Yuriy Boyko (3%, last year 4%), and chairman of the political council of the Opposition Platform - For Life Party Viktor Medvedchuk (2%). At the same time, 24% of the respondents did not name a single candidate, an UNIAN correspondent reported from a Kyiv briefing where the poll results were presented Thursday.

According to the survey, 44% of citizens believe Ukraine is moving in the right direction, 36% said the opposite, while 20% could not answer. Sociologists compare that at the end of 2018, 70% considered the country's direction to be wrong and only 18% said it was right, while 12% could not answer the question.

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