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Presidential duel with a drug test, and the stadium debate

A TV comedian and political Amateur has the best chance to be the President of Ukraine. Volodimir Selenski won the house the first round of the presidential elections at the end of March. And he is leading in the polls in terms of the run-off election on may 21. April against the incumbent Petro Poroshenko .

In the previous election campaign, has refused Selenski to face a direct confrontation with Poroshenko. In a conventional TV-duel of the political newcomer would have had a serious Stand against the political professional Poroshenko. Meanwhile, Selenski is a debate in the TV – however, under special conditions. The TV-duel should not take place in a television Studio, but in a stadium. To do this, Selenski has posted on Facebook a Video.

Poroshenko takes the offer of Selenski

"I expect you here in the Olympic stadium in Kiev – in front of the people of Ukraine," says Selenski at the beginning of the one-minute clip, in which he enters the empty stadium. Up to 70'000 spectators summarizes the Olympic stadium, where last year the final of the Champions League took place. In the professionally-made Video Selenski calls on the incumbent to refer to him no longer as a "Clown" or "puppet". This is a reference to his alleged political Links to Igor Kolomoyskyi, oligarch. Kolomoiski and Poroshenko combines a deep enmity.

in Addition, Selenski calls for a medical check, including drug and alcohol test. This will also he: "The country needs a healthy President," said the 41-Year-old. Poroshenko supporters had spread a few days ago a cut of the media conference of Selenski after the election victory, which should give the impression that the actor stands on drugs. In turn Poroshenko of followers of the TV is defamed-comedian often than alcoholics.

Poroshenko's answer to Selenskis proposal has not let to wait long. "Then it's just a stadium. I'm waiting for you," says the incumbent, in a video message published on his Facebook page. And on Twitter published Poroshenko a photo that shows him in the blood decrease with the doctor.

the comedian was on Friday blood. "Fortunately, I have a lot of young blood," said Selenski. In three days it will give the results of the private laboratories. In the case of Poroshenko, there were rapid tests according to official data, no residues of drugs.

"such A debate no Show"

Poroshenko has emphasized that the speech was a duel is a serious matter. "Such a debate is not a Show." It is a matter of the right of citizens to receive full and comprehensive Information about the programs and plans of the candidates. "The debate can not be used as a stadium spectacle staged." The Ukrainian law provides that, in the televised election debates must be paid on the last Friday before the run-off election held. In this case, the 19. April.

At the election meeting in the Kiev Olympic stadium in choosing to participate in legitimate and journalists who can ask the two candidates questions. Both stand for a Pro-Western course with a future membership in the EU.

In the case of substantive issues is likely to be incumbent Poroshenko the policy-novice Selenski clearly superior. Critics accuse Selenski lack of planning, and populism. The TV comedian will probably try a gig with Humor and Surprises. In addition, he is used to big stages. Popular Selenski was with a TV series, in which he represents the Ukrainian President. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 05.04.2019, 15:47 PM

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