And it’s a motley crew indeed.
There’s a collection of writers, singers and athletes. Others seem to be running for parliament on the sole virtue of being someone’s child, driver or friend.
The candidates’ list of the pro-presidential and ruling Party of Regions is a case in point.
Viktor Yanukovych Jr., the 31-year-old son of the president, was high on the list for the third time. Yet a recent study by Chesno civic group uncovered several of his shortcomings as a parliament deputy, among them: he failed to declare his income, failed to vote in person and failed to take part in the everyday work of parliament and its committees.