Although the CEC is still doing its last maths, the participants of the second round are already obvious, and the international community has recognized our elections as free and democratic ones. So, how the other candidates responded to the results of the Ukrainian vote, let’s take a look in the reactions from Opinion.
Traditionally, we’ll look at the reactions of candidates in alphabetical order, so that nobody sensitive is offended by any chance. Well, the first politician is Roman Bezsmertnyi. He stressed that March 31 was not the finish, but only the start, so there’s work ahead. Bezsmertnyi is convinced that in the end, we will get a leader we deserve because authorities are a mirror of society.
Also, the politician noted that the candidates who enter the finals should be aware of all responsibility before the people. Bezsmertnyi himself promises to lead his new party to parliamentary elections, suggesting “modern political force”.
Instead, Yuriy Boyko tries to assure: the elections have shown that the current government is doomed. In addition, the politician persuades readers that during the election there were many bribes, pressure, and falsifications.
Oleksandr Vilkul promises to remain faithful to his program. As for the second round, the ex-regional is against the current president, however, he has a number of questions for Volodymyr Zelensky. According to Vilkul, in the next three weeks, the showman must answer all these questions to politicians.
Anatoliy Hrytsenko also doesn’t plan to support Poroshenko. At the same time, he adds: he does not call to vote for Zelensky, because he doesn’t know him. Ex-Defense Minister stressed that the next head of the state will be given immense responsibility. Even greater – for those who choose him.
Volodymyr Zelensky thanked his voters, calling them an army of “awesome, unique, warm and kind people,” and the first round was characterized as a joint victory.
Ex-head of the SBU and one of the candidates, Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, assured that the results of the poll indicate that “Ukrainians want to live in a country without corruption and lies.”
Petro Poroshenko convinces voters that in the second round the fate drove him with a “Kolomoiskyi” puppet, but the guarantor is not going to give any chance to him. The incumbent president spoke about the main priorities of his program.
Poroshenko also appealed to the youth, stressing that it is up to them to decide what way the country will go further, and who will be the Commander-in-Chief and represent Ukraine on the international arena.
Oleksandr Shevchenko assured that this was not his last step in politics, and the results of the first round were characterized as “our joint victory”.
Reactions were collected by Stepan the Goat