What to expect in the new parliamentary season
UAH 6,659, 11,951 and 7,451, an equivalent of $256, 450 and 280 – this is how an average Ukrainian sees desired subsistence, average wage and pension across Ukraine, according to SOCIS, a sociology center. According to the State Statistics Bureau, the real numbers are UAH 1,777, 8,725 and 2,479 respectively, or around $68, 335 and 95.
The opposition in Ukraine is mostly reactive and it chooses actions that will be most useful for criticizing the current Administration or gaining the attention of a specific part of the electorate. What Ukraine needs most right now is a consolidating program and a party that could present its own alternative for the country
The strange multiplication by division of political parties in Ukraine and their internecine infighting
What cyberthreats Ukraine is likely to face in 2019 elections, and what it is doing to prevent them
Who wins the next election won’t be decided by the voters who are now supporting various parties and candidates but by those who will vacillate until the very last minute
What those in power and opposition are likely to do to improve their rates and mobilize the electorate
Undecided voters are a tasty morsel for parties that are not in the Verkhovna Rada, yet none of these parties has much of a chance of winning them over in significant numbers
What threats face Ukraine if a fragmented Verkhovna Rada is elected that does not represent the interests of the majority of Ukrainians?