Almost half of Ukrainians believe Parliament to work full term

16:00, 25 November 2019
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Almost half of Ukrainians (43.5%), surveyed by Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation on November 4-19, believe the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, will finalize its five-year term, while 32,9% say there will be snap elections in Ukraine.

In particular, sociologists asked Ukrainians whether the newly-elected Verkhovna Rada would be working until November 2024 (full term) or whether early elections would be held in the country.

Some 43.5% of respondents believe parliament will work full term, 32.9% forecast snap elections, while another 23.6% found it difficult to answer the question, according to the nationwide survey presented at a press conference on November 25.

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When asked whether they are satisfied with the way the parliament is currently operating, only 6.4% of Ukrainians polled said they were completely satisfied, 27.5% – mostly satisfied, 25.8% – mostly unsatisfied, 21.3% – completely unsatisfied, and another 19.1% failed to answer.

Ukrainians were also asked how they feel about the formation of a single-party majority in the Verkhovna Rada.

Some 22.3% of respondents completely support mono-majority since, in their opinion, this will ensure quick and effective passing of laws, while 17.4% fully support it because such a majority will be able to realize their election promises.

At the same time, 22% of respondents do not support it since a single-party majority can make any decisions, including "illegal" ones. Some 18.2% also responded negatively as such a majority can lead to a neglect of democratic procedure. Another 20% found it difficult to answer the question.

The survey was conducted in 110 settlements across Ukraine with the exception of Crimea and the occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions on November 4-19. A total of 2,041 respondents were interviewed. The margin of error does not exceed 2.3%.

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