Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

Tomorrow, the European Parliament we will be hosting the representatives of the Ukrainian opposition. A few days ago in Kiev there was a symbolic alliance of the opposing parties – they appeared together in a brotherly embrace: Yatsenyuk (Batkivshchyna), Klitschko (Udar) i Tiahnybok (nationalistic Svoboda). You do not have to be a great political expert to see that the only thing that joins these different groups is the reluctance towards President Yanukovych and the desire to remove him from power in the 2015 elections.

The leaders agreed that in the second round, they will support the candidate from their party who gets the most votes.

Recent studies show that if the election were to be held today, in the first round, Yanukovych would receive 16%, Klitschko 16%, Yulia Tymoshenko 9%, Tiahnybok 5%, and Yatsenyuk 3%. From this group, only Klitschko’s support is on the rise. It’s also easy to calculate that the consolidated opposition can undoubtedly win against the current president.

However, there is still a lot of time until the elections. The fate of the EU Association Agreement-Ukraine will have a great influence on the domestic politics. If it is signed, it will strengthen the position of the current President and the Party of Regions.

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