“Ukraine’s Angry Vote”, Carmen Claudín (CIDOB, Spain)

Carmen Claudín, Ukraine’s Angry Vote, March 2019

Ukrainians are fed up with unfulfilled promises of regeneration and low standards of living.  That their vote in the presidential elections is a punishment seems as evident as it is deserved. But the worrying thing, as the journalist Vitaliy Portnikov has pointed out, is that people seem to hope that Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the winner of the first round, has a magic wand for solving all problems.

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