According to a recent poll conducted by the Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies, five parties will enter the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, in the country’s snap election on July 21.
The Servant of the People party led by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky maintains a comfortable lead with 41.5 per cent of support among those intending to vote and having already made their decision.
The pro-Russian Opposition Platform – For Life party is projected to come in second with 12.5 per cent while the Voice party of former rock musician Svyatoslav Vakarchuk shows a slight increase of support, currently polling at 8.8 per cent.
Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko’s European Solidarity party would get 8.3 per cent, with support for the Batkivshchyna party of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko projected at seven per cent.
Out of the remaining parties polled, only the Strength and Honour party of former security official Igor Smeshko has a chance of entering the parliament, with support for the party now standing at 4.6 per cent.