The party said it approved the list based on popularity polls in the
regions, and more popular members were given prominent places in the
list as a result. Speaking at the party congress on Jul 30, Prime
Minister Mykola Azarov, who also heads the Party of Regions, said
that his party has to win in a fair and democratic election.
have returned hope, confidence and self-worth to people,” Azarov
said. “The country now has a strong economic foundation, on which
the new quality of life will be built.”
said his party is the first ever political force in independent
Ukraine, which started implementing complicated structural reform and
set long-term interests above its political ones.