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Klymenko about by-elections to the Parliament: «Nowadays, current government can offer Ukrainian only buckwheat and propaganda»

Preliminary results of the by-election on July 17 to the Verkhovna Rada are demonstrative for the President, his party and the government as a whole. Oleksandr Klymenko, the leader of the “Uspіshna Kraina” party, on his Facebook page noted that covert arrangements, administrative resources, technologies of buying votes were widely used during current election campaign. Moreover, counties were full of buckwheat, light bulbs and other useful things.

«In fact, current government can offer Ukrainians only such course of events, plus large-scale propaganda via control, bribery and intimidation of the media», – Klymenko stated. At the same time, the politician noted that besides the widely anticipated results of the vote, the by-election have fixed several important trends.

Firstly, according to him, the by-election became a clear indicator of extend of Ukrainian’s unbelief in power’s ability to change something due to the total lack of professionalism of “reformers”. For instance, 16.3% attended elections in Kherson region, a little more people came to elections in Luhansk region. Even during local elections 2015 with its record low voter turnout, plethora people believed that they can change something (45%). “It turns out that 30-35% of each candidate in such district – it is only about 5% of the votes of its residents. Is this deputy legitimate? In fact, the Parliament will be full of people, who are not trusted (as well as the whole Parliament) », – the head of the “Uspіshna Kraina” said.

Secondly, by-elections became the confirmation that buckwheat and bribery technologies are always winners of the elections in Ukraine (not ideas). According to Klymenko, it has worked in Chernihiv region, where the district was simply filled in grocery and other things. “According to such course of events, against the background of a sharp deterioration in Ukrainian’s welfare, anyone can win during next elections. The one thing he should have is a resource for bribery,” – he said.

Thirdly, according to the leader of the “Uspіshna Kraina”, all Ukrainians were demonstrated the level of power’s impunity. The President is well aware of the fact that the voters are disappointed. However, his team do not hesitate to take advantage of this “appointment” of their winners. «Among the seven districts (where the MPs were being elected), five representatives of power (who are either close to power or candidates from its friendly political forces) have won», – Klymenko wrote. For instance, Viktor Kovalchuk, representative of the “Our Region” (project, which is overseen personally by deputy head of the Presidential Administration), is leading in Luhansk region. In Chernihiv and Dnipro region – there are Kyiv developer, who is close to Ihor Kononenko (the “administrator” of the President), and the volunteer, whose official position is – Under Secretary of Defence. His unofficial position is a PR manager of presidential “war party.”

The politician expressed his doubts that such MPs would be able to solve urgent issues for the country: to stop the war, rebuild the economy, create new work places and make oligarchs to pay taxes. “If we (Ukrainians) are still keep silence, vote for buckwheat and populism, not for ideas, current situation will not be changed. We need for a complete reboot of the system, election of the new Parliament which will stop the war, will begin to work with economic reforms, will restore justice in fees and taxes. Parliament, which will work for the sake of Ukraine and its success, rather than for its own pockets “, – the leader of the “Uspіshna Kraina” concluded.

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