“Current State and Main Trends of Ukraine’s Socio-Political Development” (Razumkov Centre, Ukraine)

The end of 2021 is the time when President Zelenskyy reaches a halfway point of his presidential term. Since the government and political system (or political regime) in Ukraine is traditionally built around the President’s figure, who eventually personifies the regime, it is the time of a peculiar watershed, which already allows for certain conclusions and reveals certain trends that make it possible to consider scenarios of further developments. During the first half of his term, Volodymyr Zelenskyy almost entirely focused on concentrating power and monopolising his influence on other state bodies, often beyond constitutional regulations.

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