It will be a memorable election campaign was the final, as the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the comedian Volodimir Selenski in the Kiev Olympic-met stadium to discuss before the run-off election on Sunday for the first and for the last Time face-to-face on the Ukraine. Since the incumbent Poroshenko in the first round of the election on January 31. March, just 16 percent of the votes had been given, but the politically inexperienced Selenski about 30 percent, fought the unpopular President with his back to the wall.
Poroshenko, who gave, as President, hardly any Interviews, and if, only sympathizing journalists -whose performances, when traveling in the Ukraine of hundreds of security officers have been screened and the critical questions instead of answers led to better advice in mind, you should go to Church in the past three weeks, an unprecedented PR Offensive. Hardly a Ukrainian TV channel that had previously asked for years, unsuccessfully, to have an Interview with the President was Poroshenko, for sure. Of course, always without Selenski.
the 41-year-old comedian used to in the last days before the election, the election campaign that led him precisely because of his lack of political experience as a white sheet, on which everyone could project their hopes, to the top of the polls. Selenski denied other television duels, he gave not a single press conference to address critical issues of his Person or what he intended to do as President.
And also the of a sport show that is reminiscent appearance in the Kiev Olympic stadium on Friday evening changed nothing. Admittedly, it was a memorable Scene for a presidential debate, especially in a country whose candidates, such a debate emigrated since 2004, prior to each presidential election, persistently. The counterparty in the Olympic stadium, was an idea Selenskis: in view of the previous TV shy Poroshenko, the comedian had believed, the President is not going to accept this challenge. But Poroshenko did not accept the idea, but showed up at the debate as the experienced speaker, and with all the waters washed a political Veteran that he is, after two decades in the Ukrainian policy.
Actually, the counterparty in the Olympic were separated from the stadium, strictly. At both Ends of the stadium, the respective staffs had built a stage, in front of a fan zone for their respective followers, who were separated block in the middle of the game field by Metal. In the stands, more listeners were sitting, many with blue-and-yellow Ukrainian Flag around the shoulders. In total, there were just 22'000 spectators (most of them from the province line, the dotted pendant Poroshenko), who came to long not to have a full stadium – and well were secured: 10'000 police officers had been seconded to the Minister of the interior for securing the debate and separation of the two bearings.
but What is Poroshenko doing? Two minutes before the start of the debate, the President goes all over the field and the stage climbs Selenskis, presses her Hand, and then discussed on a lectern next to his opponent. The handshake, however, should remain the only conciliatory gesture this evening.
Who had hoped the content of New concrete statements to Govern in the coming years, was disappointed by both candidates. Both Poroshenko as Selenski were limited to an attack by the opponents as sharp as possible. "How can it be that the Ukraine is the poorest country with the richest presidents" asked Selenski. The average income in the Ukraine is even after five years of Poroshenko in just the equivalent of 300 Euro, the President commands, but as the owner of an extensive Empire from industrial enterprises, a TV channel and, not least, the chocolate producer Roshen on a billion in assets. The Rest of the economy, the television station and the Parliament are controlled by oligarchs – a handful of billionaires, which is secured to the end of the Soviet Union, often with questionable methods of economic and political Power.
Also Selenski has contacts to oligarch
He, Selenski was "a simple man of the people, came to destroy this System". In fact, the comedian is as a successful television producer repeated many times a millionaire and has worked for years with almost all of the oligarchs belonging to the TV channels of the Ukraine – especially with Igor Kolomoisky, the owner of the Selenski television station 1+1 protegiere, the most-watched of the Ukraine.
Selenskis contacts to the controversial billionaire who has brought multiple Reports, according to investigators and the courts, both of Switzerland, such as the FBI in Israel in safety, were also on Friday night the core of attacks from Poroshenko on his in the polls, far ahead of the competitors. Of his business partner Kolomoisky Selenski "personally $ 41 million had" got on "secret Offshore accounts", attacked the President.
Selenski countered, if necessary, would terminate all the Korruptionäre behind bars, "Kolomoisky – but only after a court decision". However, despite such statements, doubts as to Selenskis independence against Kolomoisky: Ukrainian journalists that Selenski is flown eleven Times to Kolomoisky, according to Israel, or whose previous place of residence in Switzerland. A lawyer of the controversial oligarchs also plays a prominent role in Selenskis election campaign staff.
Who defended the Ukraine better?
The second main line of attack Poroshenko was Selenskis lack of experience in hours of a further war going against Russia. Such as wool Selenski as commander-in-chief? "I believe that Mr Volodymyr don't want to give up on Ukraine, that he dreams of, to pull the Ukraine back into the Russian Empire. But Putin dreams of," said Poroshenko. Selenski will be the main "a weak head of state, will not withstand the blows of Putin" – and, therefore, dangerous for the Ukraine. He, Poroshenko, the Ukraine, in the war against Russia, an international coalition forged, and (through the abolition of the visa regime for Ukrainians) a breakthrough in the EU managed. "In the last five years, in which I was President, we have done more than in the quarter of a century before!"
But the comedian paid with the same coin. "With regard to the commander-in-chief, Mr Poroshenko is we now have a war. You ask me questions to which you need answers – about why the war has not ended until today." He, himself, voted five years ago for Poroshenko. "But I was wrong. We have made a mistake."
There were two of Poroshenko: one Of them is a good speaker, versed in all, as long as the cameras were turned on, and the cries of "Putin, I'll show You it!" The other Poroshenko send his Trusted Medvedchuk (a Poroshenko close to MP) for talks in Moscow. Poroshenko 1 open in front of the cameras a piece of new road, Poroshenko 2 ensure that a criminal can't get display against because of massive corruption charges against the former tax chief of the Ukraine. And that with regard to Poroshenko's errrungen memberships: Only by Poroshenko's inaction, he, Selenski was shot in the polls to the top. "I'm not your enemy I am your judgment!".
knee case, for the victims of the war
After barely an hour of sparring was ended already. Finally, both Selenski as Poroshenko and fell on their knees to apologize in the face of 13'000 dead in the war in Eastern Ukraine women, mothers and fathers of the Fallen. And it would have gone according to Ukrainian law, would be brought to the debate a short time later in the Studio of public television: the candidates need to debate the election law, following two days before a presidential election against each other.
But only for his political Survival, fighting President (in the polls, Poroshenko is only 27 percent compared to 72 for Selenski) appeared in the late Friday evening in the television Studio Selenski stayed out of the second duel. Today's Saturday is the law, according to campaign freely: But of the TV channel 1+1 Selenski will show as an actor in the role of President Holoborodko, how he wants to clean up the mess in the Ukraine. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 20.04.2019, 16:04 p.m.