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Отношение к досрочным парламентским выборам

Attitude towards early parliamentary elections

Date posted: 14.06.2019 Print Full version

•    According to the survey carried out by the Sociological Group “Rating” on 8-12 June, 2019, the number of the early parliamentary elections supporters has increased from 72% to 88% over the last month. These days, only 8% share the opposite opinion (in May - 18%).

•    67% of the polled believe that the newly elected parliament will be more effective than the previous one.

•    82% of the respondents believe that the deputies’ appeal to the Constitutional Court on the matter of the Presidential Decree on the dissolution of the parliament and the appointment of early elections is not a defense of the rule of law but an attempt of the deputies to extend their authorities for at least a few months. An alternative opinion on this issue is shared only by 9% of the polled.

•    Support for early elections, belief in the effectiveness of the future parliament, and the thesis of deputies’ attempts to extend their authorities through appealing against the decision to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada have absolute support within all age, regional, and electoral groups, with the exception of the “European Solidarity” supporters. The majority of the latter stands against the early elections and believe that the future parliament will be less effective, while the deputies’ appeal to the Constitutional Court against the decision of President V.Zelensky on the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada is protected by the law.

•    58% believe that the President's Decree on dissolution of the parliament meets both the Constitution and the moods of population. 20% believe that it does not comply with the basic law, but corresponds with the public moods; only 6% consider it illegal and not in line with public expectations. The highest number of those who believe the Decree on the dissolution of the parliament corresponds with the Constitution and public moods was recorded in the South (67%), and relatively lower - in the West (50%). Considering the electoral cut, the “Sluha Narodu” supporters are the most convinced in Decree’s accordance with the law and public expectations (72%), while the “European Solidarity” supporters seem to believe in these facts the least (7%). At the same time, almost half of the latter think that although the Decree on early elections does not comply with the law, it still meets the expectations of the citizens.

•    63% believe that if the Constitutional Court recognizes the Decree of President V.Zelensky on dissolving the parliament as unconstitutional, then the elections to the Verkhovna Rada still have to take place on July 21, 2019, as stated in the decision of the Head of State. 20% think that in this case they have to be held on a scheduled basis in October of this year. Only 7% think that early elections have to take place in September. Considering the regional cut, the highest number of the supporters of July 21 elections was recorded in the South (71%), and relatively lower - in the Center (57%). Among the supporters of the most popular parties, the majority of the respondents stand for holding early elections in July. As in the previous cases, only the “European Solidarity” sympathizers stand against this (70% of them support the elections planned in October 2019).

Audience: residents of Ukraine aged 18 and older. The sample is representative in terms of age, gender, region, and settlement type. Total sample: 2500 respondents. Personal formalized interview (face-to-face). The margin of error does not exceed 2.0%. Period of the survey: 8-12 June, 2019.

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