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Løftebryteren, splitter or a clown? One of them will control the Ukraine

It is strange with it. But blessed Ibsen had a point, also when he wrote this - here adapted to a contemporary English: When the starting point is that the rarest, the result is that originalest.

You should of course watch out for to harselere with one of Europe's youngest states. For Ukraine is involved in a war that has cost more than 10,000 lives, and more than every tenth citizen lives on the territory that is controlled by Russia. Crimea was annexed in 2014, and about half of the counties of the Donetsk and Luhansk are controlled by the Russian-friendly militias, backed by Russian soldiers.

Therefore crucial that one keeps the tongue straight in the mouth when talking about Ukraine. The country has extraordinary challenges through its history, geography and composition, divided as it is, historically, between the east and the west, politically, between Russia and Central Europe. The soul of the country, and the cultural and historical hjerterøtter, seeking nourishment from the different soils, one eastern and one western. But despite all this, it must be allowed to say that the country between east and west in Europe has not been blessed with leaders who have been able to compensate for Ukraine's troubled national basis. Perhaps rather the contrary. Not since the Ukraine finally gained its independence in 1991, and elected Leonid Kravchuk as president, the country has had a unifying leader.

31. march presidential elections in Ukraine. 34 of a total of around 100 candidates were last week approved by the central electoral commission. Of these there are three that stand out. One is the sitting president Petro Porosjenko, one of Ukraine's richest. He has previously worked with presidents with their power base in both the east and west of the country, and he got the chance during the revolution of five years ago, when the Russia-friendly and very corrupt Viktor Yanukovych had to flee the neck over the head from the capital Kiev.

Porosjenko has not managed to implement the economic reforms he has promised, and that Ukraine's main sponsor the EUROPEAN union has demanded. Ukraine remains Europe's poorest country, ridden with corruption and oligarchs - that Porosjenko himself - who use their wealth to control policy. Porosjenkos biggest hope to get on to the second round of the presidential election, is that he has been the forcing agent for the Ukrainian orthodox church approved by the patriarch of Constantinople, the first among equals among the orthodox churches. The conflict with Russia that kirkestriden has led to, may give the president the wind in the sails.

The obvious the challenger is Julia Tymosjenko, which has been to dominate Ukrainian politics since the 1990s, whether it has been by power, as prime minister under two presidents, in opposition, or in prison. The last time was when she lost the election against Yanukovych in 2010, and was the cage inside because she was opposisjonens leader. She got an even clearer voice from the prison than from the parliament. But when the revolution was won, and Yanukovych disappeared, in February 2015, was no longer Tymosjenko some oppositional heroine. She was more masekjerringa from the prison that the time had passed because the revolution had created new political conditions, many believed. And she lost the presidential election four years ago against Porosjenko by a good margin.

Tymosjenko is a divisive leader. 64 per cent of voters say they will not vote for her. It is a poor start to win the election. It is not better for the president Porosjenko. For only 77 percent of voters say they will vote for him. So maybe the clown Vladimir Zelenskij have a chance? This idea can explain why.

for years we have voted on serious candidates, and all we got was a farce. So why not vote for a comedian, and see what happens?

Vladimir Zelenskij is the comedian of the subjects. But it is far from comical that many ukrainians believe he should call himself Volodymyr Zelensky, so the name is Ukrainian. For the comedian is from the predominantly Russian-speaking south-east, so than as long as is his linguistic identity of the Russian. Zelenskijs breakthrough due to the role he is playing in a comedy at one of the leading TV stations, about a teacher from the province who, due to a stunt on Youtube is president. He head barely at the latest opinion polls over Tymosjenko, which is the number two, and with Porosjenko, in third place.

Ukraine's fundamental problem is also with this option that it does not have a unifying leader. The country is suffering from its eternal disease, the historical and cultural shared their. The Russian president Vladimir Putin has with its aggression against Ukraine contributed to the Ukrainian collection more than any other. It's just one of Ukraine's paradoxes by this choice.

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