Tag Archives: presidential election

Ukraine | Ukraine: Zelenskiy elected president as power shifts within the oligarchy

by Peter Mikhailenko

The disastrous presidency of Petro Poroshenko has resulted in him losing the presidential election to comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, by 73 percent to 24 percent. The almost-50 percent margin of victory was the most-lopsided second round in Ukrainian history. The only Ukrainian province where Poroshenko won was the nationalist bastion of Lviv.

Ukraine | Ukrainian presidential elections: the society of the spectacle

Ukraine voters have elected a TV comedy actor as their new president. In this piece, written exclusively for the New Cold War website by our regular contributor on Ukraine, Dmitriy Kovalevich, he discusses Vladimir Zelensky’s resounding victory and what this could mean for the country’s fragmented political framework and its people’s future. 

Ukraine | Ukraine Will Become a Parliamentary Republic

April 17

A political show is moving on in Ukraine. The second round of election is not something unexpected as none of the 39 candidates had a chance to obtain more than 50 per cent of the total votes cast. Following the results of the vote, Volodymyr Zelensky, a comic and a new figure in politics, is leading. He obtained 30.24% of the votes. This is certainly a resounding success, but not a complete victory. Volodymyr Zelensky has no adequate team behind him. Up to now, it consisted mainly of his colleagues involved in television media. However, this may be just a facade, only the tip of an iceberg. And in truth, Volodymyr Zelensky answers to more influential people than, for instance, Ihor Kolomoyskyi, who president Petro Poroshenko believes to be the main puppet master of his competitor.

Landslide victory for Zelensky over Poroshenko in Ukrainian presidential election

by Jason Melanovski

In the second round of Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, comedian Volodomyr Zelensky won a landslide victory over the incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko, who was brought to power in an imperialist-backed far-right coup in February 2014.

PACE to observe the presidential election in Macedonia and Ukraine

Presidential elections are scheduled for April 21 in two European countries – Macedonia and Ukraine. Both states are felt to zone of tiny NATO interest and influence. Macedonia even has changed its name to North Macedonia specially for entering NATO alliance. Greece from historical and territorial reasons was strongly against its former name and blocked any step to involve Macedonia to NATO. Ukraine is also the territory of high interest for NATO, it is used as a weapon against Russia in NATO-Russia conflict during last five years.