Ukraine elections: Poroshenko Bloc, Radical Party and People’s Front to enter parliament, latest poll says

With the campaign for Ukraine’s October 26 parliamentary race in its final days, a new poll conducted by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation on October 9-18 found that the Bloc of President Petro Poroshenko will get 30 per cent of the vote, followed by Oleh Lyashko’s Radical Party with 13 per cent, and 11 per cent for the People’s Front party led by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

In a bit of a surprise, the Samopomich (self-reliance) party will get 8.5 per cent. It is led by Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovy who is 50th on the list and filled with political newcomers. Some 7.5 per cent of respondents said they will vote for Batkivshchyna party led by Yulia Tymoshenko. Meanwhile, the rating of the Opposition Bloc – which is well-stocked with members of the former ruling Party of Regions – has shot up to nearly six per cent from 1.5 per cent only a month ago.

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