The July 2019 parliamentary elections are a pivotal event in Ukraine’s history as the people voted to elect a new parliament, which will form a new government. Running with a strong anti-corruption message, then political outsider Volodymyr Zelenskyy won a crushing victory in April’s presidential elections and again in the Rada elections, where his party secured an outright majority by winning 254 of 424 seats, a historic result and the most decisive of its kind in Ukraine since 1991. Zelenskyy may now have the mandate he needs to implement his anti-corruption program.
The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center hosts the best-informed observers this side of the Dnipro on the election results and their meaning for Ukraine’s reform program and defensive war in Donbas.
Politics & Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has dismissed the first government of his administration just half a year after it first took office. The sweeping changes come after President Zelenskyy’s initial choices struggled to make sufficient headway over the past six months despite enjoying a one-party parliamentary majority for the first time in modern Ukrainian history.
Tue, Mar 10, 2020
President Zelenskyy’s sudden purge of his reformist cabinet has shaken confidence in the Ukrainian economy at a time when global markets are facing a mounting coronavirus crisis – could an IMF deal be the solution?
Thu, Mar 5, 2020
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has launched a radical shake-up of his government just six months after it started work. New faces are out and experienced figures are in. What will this mean for the country’s future trajectory and hopes for change?
UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson
Tue, Mar 17, 2020
Ukraine is having a bad month, and it only seems to be getting worse.
UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring
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