Poll: 80 percent of Kyivans want mayor to resign

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March 31, 2010, 1:46 p.m. | Kyiv — by Staff reports
Most of the Kyiv city residents would like to see Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky out of his office immediately, according to a March 27-29 poll of 1,000 residents conducted by the Gorshenin Institute, a consultancy.

Some 80 percent of those polled said they would like the mayor to resign without delays, while even more people – 89.1 percent – were unhappy with his work. Only 6.9 percent of those polled gave a positive evaluation to his work. About 15 percent were undecided.

If the city mayoral election was to be conducted next weekend, Deputy Prime Minister Serhiy Tigipko would be the most likely winner. He would receive 30.6 percent of votes, while city’s opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko would get 22.4 percent. Former Mayor Oleksandr Omelchenko would come third with 8.2 percent of votes.

The Gorshenin poll was conducted by phone according to a representative sample. The margin of error is 3.2 percent.
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Anonymous March 31, 2010, 2:03 p.m.    

How can Tigipko be both a government minister full time and mayor of Kyiv at the same time !!!! another move to gain more power for the russophile scum who cheated the elections and broke the constituition,,,,,only people born in Ukraine should be allowed to stand for office in ukraine,,,,also be deviod of criminal convictions,,,,,,

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Anonymous March 31, 2010, 8:14 p.m.    

&quot;Only people born in Ukraine&quot; would eliminate anyone born before 1991. That is not a do-able proposal since anyone who was a citizen of the former USSR and living in Ukraine when it was declared independent is a citizen.

Also, the &quot;born in Ukraine&quot; proposal also eliminates naming Bandera and Shukhevich as so-called heroes since they also were not born in &quot;Ukraine.&quot; Now that is a good idea!

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Anonymous April 1, 2010, 3:50 a.m.    

Look to Russia for help in this matter. Troops are in Crimea and ready to help.

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