This certainly seems to be the case for Oleksiy Azarov, the 41-year-old son of Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov. After living abroad in Europe for years, he has embarked on a political career back home in Ukraine. The younger Azarov is running for parliament in a single-mandate district in eastern Ukraine.
While the father heads the pro-presidential Party of Regions’ election list, the son is campaigning in constituency 47, which covers the city of Slovyansk and a couple of districts in Donetsk Oblast, the party’s hotbed of support in past years.
His main rival dropped out of the race, most of the region’s media are raving about him, while both the local government and the central seem to be working to fix the problems of his constituency, be it a fallen tree or purchase of new trolleybuses.