Year of Big Reshuffle in Ukraine: Change of President and Cabinet of Ministers Implications for Planning GR Efforts

In Ukraine, actor and showman Zelensky won the presidential elections, earning in the second round 73,2% votes against 24,4% received by the incumbent President Poroshenko. The victory continues the worldwide trend of the rise of anti-establishment figures in politics. In Ukraine, the victory may completely change the power architecture. Since neither he nor his non-parliamentary party, Sluga Naroda (Servant of the People) are embedded into the existing political system. Furthermore, these elections may have a significant impact on the subsequent parliamentary elections (autumn 2019) and local elections (autumn 2020).

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