Key Problem in Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine is Lack of Public Participation : Politician
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend A.Gasimova / The key problem in the current parliamentary elections in Ukraine is the lack of public participation. " Ukraine's society is not active enough in attending the elections," said the Director of the Center for Social Searches 'Sofia', Andrei Ermolayev.
According to Ermolayev, many people consider that the policy is passive, but in reality the public is passive in itself. "Currently many encouragement actions are being carried out and election campaigns enhance its turnover, but the public is still passive," the expert said.
According to the order of the President of Ukraine, Victor Yushenka, the pre-term parliamentary election in Ukraine has been scheduled for 30 September 2007. According to the Constitution of Ukraine, the President may appoint pre-term parliamentary elections for the Higher Rada, which should be held within 60 days after the order is issued.
Ermolayev said on 17 September from Kiev by telephone that the 2007 elections are the second turn of the 2006 elections. "Unlike the 2006 elections, the agenda of these elections are not well-defined and less convincing," the expert said. "The leader in these elections is the Party of Regions headed by the Prime Minister, Victor Yanukovich, later Bloc of Yuli Timoshenko and pro-presidential bloc 'Our Ukraine'," Ermolayev said.
According to him, it is very difficult to get the Speaker of Higher Rada, Alexander Moroz, who has significantly damaged his reputation. "Everything is resolved within two weeks before the elections and 2-3 % of the votes will resolve everything," Ermolayev said.