Number of supporters of early parliamentary elections growing in Ukraine – poll
The number of supporters of early parliamentary elections in Ukraine has increased from 72% to 88% over the past month.
As of today, only 8% have the opposite opinion (18% in May), according to a survey conducted by the Rating sociological group on June 8-12, 2019.
Some 58% believe the presidential decree on dissolving parliament is consistent with both the Constitution and the mood of citizens. Other 20% believe it does not comply with the Constitution of Ukraine, but meets the mood of the public, while only 6% consider it illegal and not in line with public expectations.
The highest level of support for this move is in the south and the east of the country (67%), it is relatively lower in the west (50%).
In the electoral context, the dissolution of parliament is most backed by supporters of the Servant of the People Party (72%), while it is least supported by those who stand for the European Solidarity Party led by former President Petro Poroshenko (7%). At the same time, almost half of the latter believe although the decree on early parliamentary elections does not comply with the law, it meets the expectations of citizens.
As UNIAN reported earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky on May 21 signed a decree on early termination of powers of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the appointment of early elections for July 21.
On May 24, MPs from the Popular Front faction filed a motion with the Constitutional Court, requesting that the judges declare the decree unconstitutional.