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Poll: Party of Regions of Ukraine losing support

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April 28, 2011, 10:07 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
If elections to the Verkhovna Rada were held in mid-April, five parties would have garnered enough votes to qualify for the parliament, i.e. the Party of Regions (13.9% of the vote), the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc (10.6%), the Front for Change led by Arseniy Yatseniuk (7.1%), the Communist Party (3.2%), and the Udar (Strike) party led by Vitali Klitschko (3.1%), as can be seen from a nationwide public opinion poll of 1,020 respondents conducted by the Kyiv International Sociology Institute on April 8 to 18. The Strong Ukraine party led by Sergiy Tigipko would have been supported by 2.8% of the voters, the all-Ukrainian association Freedom led by Oleh Tiahnybok by 2.7%, and Anatoliy Hrytsenko's Bloc 'Civil Position' by 1.6%, which is below the 3% qualification threshold.

The number of voters ready to go to polling stations has dropped by 23 percentage points to 50% from 73% since June 2010, the institute said in a statement.

This decline is mainly attributed to Party of Regions supporters, as their number has dropped from 38% to 13.9% in this period of time, it said.

The number of voters ready to give their votes for the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc and Freedom has remained virtually the same.

Support for Front of Changes has grown in the past ten months to 7.1% from 3.7%, that for the Udar party to 3% from 1.5%, and that for Civil Position to 1.6% from 1%.
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Anonymous April 28, 2011, 11:59 a.m.    

Its 100% unbelievable in the first place that anybody would vote for old dumb-ass proffffeessssor yanukonvikt and his mafia clan cronies!!!

Why be a servant in a union with russia, when you can be a equal partner with the rest of the world?

It's time to cut out the cancer and walk tall like an Egyption, ie. do the revolution properly by getting rid of the dumb-ass yanukonvikt and the lousy russian puppet of a government.

Its time for Ukrainians to look after themselves, rather than please the kremlin oligarchs.

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Anonymous April 28, 2011, 3:06 p.m.    

It's time to bring out the vodka and bribe the people to vote!

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Anonymous April 28, 2011, 3:27 p.m.    

yanukonvikt and mafia thugs....greatest advert for birth control

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Anonymous April 28, 2011, 6:48 p.m.    

As Stalinists ALWAYS say : It doesn't matter HOW people vote, its who counts the votes that counts. And with Yanuk's infra structure in place its easy to predict how the count will come out!

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Anonymous April 29, 2011, 12:18 a.m.    

UKRAINE IS RUSSIA

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Anonymous April 29, 2011, 6:09 a.m.    

RUSSIA IS MONGOLIA

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