Before the runoff election in the Ukraine is Challenger Selenskij in the polls against incumbent Poroshenko. Many people are Convinced that Ukraine needs a new, fresh face.
A young woman stands on the independence square in Kiev and reminded. "This mood that we now see in society, is the result of the greatest failure of the Maidan", says Olena Haluschka, Anti-corruption activist and one of the most famous faces of the civil uprising of 2013. "We have no functioning system of justice. This is one of the reasons why the company has chosen. The first round was clearly a Protest vote."
The Maidan-protesters had at the time, justice, equality and Dignity demanded, she says. However, there is hardly a judge, the defendant illegally, had been brought to justice, hardly one had been dismissed.
Olena Haluschka, Economist, from the centre to combat corruption ANTAC in Kiev, one of the most famous Activists of the Maidan.the fight against corruption is faltering
For the 30-year-old Economist, the glass is simultaneously half empty and half full: you see, on the one hand a tremendous progress that made the country in the past five years. The old Elite could no longer hide their profiteering, everything is now transparent, all of the data and the Register is now accessible. But the last consequence is: Korruptionäre not be drawn from the judiciary is often responsible.
Haluschka has documented the cases of 55 anti-corruption activists who were threatened and attacked. Including the story of a young woman who died following a brutal acid attack - the alleged Principal in the murder, were not always prosecuted.
she wants from the new President that he will maintain the pro-European course of Ukraine: "this is Precisely what our civilian choice on the Maidan. Exactly defended our army in the war with Russia. This is exactly why we are fighting at the Front in the interior, on the Front against corruption and for reforms.""All of them want to change"
The Newcomer Vladimir Selenskij has very different voters: young Ukrainians, who hate the traditional policy, pro-European Liberal or pro-Russian voters in the East and all those who are frustrated over President Petro Poroshenko's lack of reforms. What you know about its goals, the program of Poroshenko is not dissimilar.
thousands Dead in the war in the East has demanded so far, and millions of people have fled. In the village of Krymske, which is located directly at the Front, seems to be the mood for Selenskij to tend to. The guns have never been silent on the border to the "Lugansk people's Republic", the Russian-controlled separatist Republic.
"All want change," says pharmacist Tatyana Anatolyevna. "But for five years nothing happened. You're still shooting. We need peace." Had to reign in the war, someone with experience of the country? "The more Experienced we have seen," added a villager. "To make it to the other. I think Selenskij can do it."Even Russia don't want to talk
The "New" speaks mainly Russian, in his campaign, he focused not so much as Poroshenko on Patriotism and war. And he explains again and again that he wanted to end the war - for example, through direct talks with Russia, which has rejected the Kremlin, but prompt. For Selenskijs Team is also clear: The Crimea belongs to Ukraine, and for Russia to pay Kiev for the occupation of the Peninsula in compensation.
In every age group and in every Region of the studied Jurist and charismatic leads tables actor, the voters are projecting all sorts of hopes. Also in the West Ukraine. In the TRANS-the town of Uzhgorod, Carpathian, close to the EU, longs for the family of restaurant operators, Yuri, Rusak, after a life as in the case of the neighbors, but also Worried about the future of the country.
the restaurant owner Yuri Rusak in the Western Ukrainian Uzhgorod. He is convinced Poroshenko-voters, and thus in the minority.Can break Selenskij the Power of the oligarchs?
The Poroshenko newly-raised army, and the EU visa-free regime for the Ukrainians Return to the incumbent: "I feel very much freer in daily life. And I see the results of the reforms." An inexperienced newbie to be a risk, says his nephew Michaylo Horoschek. "Everything you need to know that there is a lot of corruption, a lot of millionaires and billionaires. But it may be that Poroshenko really had the Chance to fight against it."
"the end of the epoch of lies. The end of the era of poverty" - so the simple choice slogans of the favorites. Only: Will be able to resolve an actor in the network of interests and enrichments? And the newcomer is not itself the product of the oligarchs, in whose television station, he may perk up Comedy and campaign mix for the Prime time? The questions may ask the Ukrainians, at the latest, as of Monday.Ukraine: The video duel of the candidates, 07.04.2019 |video What Selenskijs choice 31.03.2019 Atlas |Ukraine |Kiev