KYIV (QHA) -

Around 40% of the electorate vote relying upon the program of the party, 35-40% prefer the personal qualities of the candidates and a third part of Ukrainian citizens has not yet decided who to vote for, stated Ivan Kolodiy, a member of the Expert Council and the analyst of SocioStream AG, during the press conference ‘Electoral Preferences of Ukrainian Citizens’ held in Kyiv on October 21, 2015. 

According to the survey results of SocioStream AG, Petro Poroshenko Bloc 'Solidarity' is the leader of electoral sympathies. Around 16.3% of respondents are ready to vote for it.

The second place goes to All-Ukrainian Union ‘Batkivshchyna’ (9.8%), and the third - to ‘Samopomich Union’ (8%).

As for the other parties: ‘Oleh Lyashko's Radical Party’ (5.4%), ‘Opposition Bloc’ (5%), ‘Nash Kray’ (3.7%), ‘Ukrop’ (3.7%) and ‘Svoboda’ (3.6%).

According to Oleksandr Medvedev, leader of expert of the ‘SocioStream AG’ expert council, the electorate of the Southern Ukraine prefers Petro Poroshenko Bloc 'Solidarity': 14.3% of respondent are ready to vote for its representatives; 11% of electorate will vote for All-Ukrainian Union ‘Batkivshchyna’. And this, despite the fact that the Regions Party had dominated there.

Oleksandf Medvedev is confident that such a radical change in political preferences stems directly from the activization of volunteer activities, social organizations and movements in the region.

Based on the survey results, the expert considers that 8 parties including ‘Nash Kray’ and ‘Ukrop’ will get into the Verkhovna Rada.

Just for reference: the survey was conducted in Ukraine by ‘SocioStream AG’ in the period October 3 – 10, 2015. A total of 1.875 adult population, 18 and older, has been surveyed.

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