Also in the distinguished loser category is ex-President Viktor Yushchenko, whose humiliating fall from grace continues with voters who once considered him as a hero. Yushchenko’s Our Ukraine got 14 percent in the last parliament election in 2007. This year, he’s likely to get a little bit more than 1 percent, almost the same as Oleh Liashko’s Radical Party.
Korolevska and Yushchenko are among the notable losers in the Oct. 28 vote. Among 21 parties competing, only five made the 5 percent threshold. They are the ruling Party of Regions, United Opposition-Batkivshchyna, the Communist Party, Vitali Klitschko’s Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms and the nationalist Svoboda Party.
Korolevska’s mistakes appear obvious to many people.