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Selenskys victory is an expression of a sick political system

The victory of Volodymyr Selensky in the presidential election in the Ukraine is one thing: a gossip slap in the face for the previous incumbent, Petro Poroshenko. This has earned his removal from office in good faith. Especially in the case of two problems – the pervasive corruption and the domination of the Ukrainian economy, politics and media by a few oligarchs – failed Poroshenko or behind drive reforms even aware of. No wonder: after all, Poroshenko was an Oligarch. The Ukrainians have had enough. Everything, only not Poroshenko, that was the Central message of this election.

However, Volodymyr Selenskys meteoric rise is also an expression of a sick Ukrainian system: It was possible only because the Ukrainian media is dominated by oligarchs who determine who comes to your TV station – and who is not. Ex-defense Minister Anatoly Gritsenko, for example, who was also a presidential candidate, and for years credible for the fight against corruption and against the interests of the oligarchs occurred, can sing a song about it: He didn't come for years, practically to the TV and got in a country where 85 percent of the population should be informed only via television, never a national stage. The Same is true for real reform parties in the Ukraine again and again, but in the oligarchs stations hardly reported, and also, therefore, hardly ever above the rank of small parties.

content-free campaign

For the TV and cabaret star Selensky, these obstacles did not exist, because the Oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky heaved it with all his TV channels 1+1, the most popular of the Ukraine, to the office. That Selenskys glory, was not sufficient to be Slip into the role of a good, incorruptible President, to bring him, in spite of a content-free campaign to the presidency, was mainly due to the reluctance of Ukrainians oppose Poroshenko and other candidates would have won against the former President.

A Central question now is how big the influence Kolomoiskys will be one of the most controversial oligarchs of Ukraine. Another, what is the comedian with the President wants to start and will. The Western partners of Ukraine can be at ease, At the relentless rate against the Aggressor, Russia is likely to change little: Selensky is Russian-speaking and Russian culture is characterized, occurred, but since the beginning of the war in 2014 sharply again against the Kremlin and its war in Eastern Ukraine.

Also in relation to the EU and Nato will change little; in addition, the Ukraine of the required Standards in politics, society, and the army is so far removed that the question of the admission in EU or Nato will play in the five-year presidency Selensky anyway no practical role.

What we were doing, exactly, is unclear

The Ukrainians are more interested in what starts Selensky in their own country. The President has adorned with the name of some respected reformers like the former Finance Minister, Alexander Daniljuk. Whether Daniljuk and other actually get influential agencies, if they can implement the ideas for radical reforms, such as the fight against corruption, also, is open.

Substantial projects for real reforms so far been missing. Selenskys consultants emphasise, there is already detailed blueprints seen it has, however, no one. So far, only simple messages played a role: Not coincidentally, we were stressed during the election campaign, again and again, as one of the first laws he will introduce to Parliament a law governing the impeachment of the President.

The contact to the electors of the next President wants to maintain as in the past, with video messages via Facebook; personnel decisions are made according to the supposed majority will of the people or of parliamentarians will not be fired before the end of their Mandate by the people voting early from the office, if you fulfill your promise. All of this is to give the impression of a populist politician, is, however, in the best case, the content is empty, in the the worse dangerous populist, because unpopular decisions can be virtually excluded in anticipation.

What wants to the girl to the door, moreover, is unclear. The first law, because the Parliament is still dominated by the Poroshenko camp. Even after an election, whether preferred in June or July or regularly at the end of October and the arrival of the Selensky-party "servants of the people" will remain in the Parliament is a colourful patchwork of many parties, many of which you financed the oligarchs are determined or sell their votes to the highest bidder. Ukraine is driven with Petro Poroshenko as President. Whether you are driving with Volodymyr Selensky as President is better to be seen over the coming years. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 22.04.2019, 13:33 PM

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