The result of Ukraine's parliamentary election shows that the population wants to rebalance the country’s policy priorities and wants the new ruling elites to put citizens’ interests first.
After Ukraine’s president wins a majority in the country’s parliament, the potential for real change exists, but it comes with the risk that the government could lose sight of socioeconomic and political priorities.
The Ukrainian parliamentary election is widely expected to give President Zelenskiy a greater mandate for reform. He has to start to deliver soon and face the resistance of the opposition.
Ukraine’s recently elected President Volodymyr Zelenskiy remains largely unknown in European capitals. His true colors will come through only after Ukraine’s parliamentary election later this year.
Europe should use the election victory of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to reaffirm its values of peace, democracy, and human rights by continuing to support Ukraine’s emergence into a European state.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s use of soft power can cause the Kremlin problems.
On the tenth anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, dilemmas inherent in the policy design still remain unchanged.
The Eastern Partnership was designed to tie the Eastern neighbors to the EU, keep Russia out, and EU membership off the table. These objectives have been achieved—but the region has become neither more stable nor secure.
The term “protest vote” does not really capture the full picture about the election result. It was a conscious vote against the incumbent and expressed hope for a new start in Ukrainian politics beyond identity cleavages.
On April 21, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, best known starring in a political television drama, scored a dramatic victory over incumbent Petro Poroshenko to become president of Ukraine. Four experts on Ukraine give their verdict.