But what she stands for – and who stands behind her – remain mysteries for many, even though she has recently published a 60-page book outlining her views.
These are important puzzles for voters to solve before the Oct. 28 vote. Polls show that Korolevska’s media blitz has put her star-studded party close to the 5 percent threshold for getting elected into parliament, giving her a potential kingmaker role in a close election.
To the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko, which kicked Korolevska out of the opposition faction in March, she is a traitor who is now a not-so-secret pet political project of President Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions. Her mission, critics say, is to be a spoiler – to siphon off opposition votes by posing as an independent political force.