Poll: Small number of Ukrainians believes parliamentary elections will be fair

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Oct. 12, 2012, 5:09 p.m. | Ukraine Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Only 9% of Ukrainians believe that the parliamentary elections in Ukraine on Oct. 28 will be held fairly.


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Only 9% of Ukrainians believe that the parliamentary elections in Ukraine on Oct. 28 will be held fairly, according to a national survey conducted by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation and Kyiv International Institute of Sociology from Sept. 18 to Oct. 4, 2012.

The results of the survey were presented at a press conference in Kyiv on Friday.

According to the study, 8.8% of the respondents believe that the parliamentary elections will be fair, without fraud, 34.2% said that there would be some violations in the elections, but they will not significantly influence the overall result. Some 31.1% of respondents believe that the election results could be rigged, and 15.9% of respondents said that the elections would definitely be rigged. Some 9.9% of those polled were undecided.

The survey was conducted in 111 towns and villages across Ukraine. A total of 2,043 respondents were interviewed. The poll's margin of error does not exceed 2.2%.

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