Wednesday, 21 October

While the network is discussing the need for a debate between Zelensky and Poroshenko before the second round, on Facebook, the showman’s team published a list of demands (!) for the current president. What exactly does “Ze” team demands, and whether it all relates to the powers of the guarantor – in the reactions from Opinion.

The team of Volodymyr Zelensky noted that they have read Poroshenko’s statement to the youth, therefore demand that before the end of his term he should fulfill a list of requirements. However, it wasn’t indicated how the headquarters of the candidate can demand something from the incumbent president. Among the requirements of “Ze” team, there was cancellation of income declarations of public activists, restart of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention work, a new electoral law, and this is not the end. Not bad for demands that should be satisfied in less than three weeks, right?

Iryna Gerashchenko, the first deputy chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, reminded Zelensky’s team that changes to the laws are not adopted by the president, but by the Verkhovna Rada. Moreover, a year and a half ago Poroshenko initiated the cancellation of declarations for activists (which they demand in the headquarters of the showman), however, parliamentarians failed to vote for it.

Political expert Olexiy Minakov is convinced that published demands are a very powerful step from the perspective of political technology. After all, this way Zelensky actually orders(!) the current president.

Instead, Olena Sinchenko, the head of the secretariat of the Council of Experts, thinks that published requirements are right and that they must be supported by all sane Ukrainians. Sinchenko also added that this was a strategically competent move of Zelensky, designed to strengthen the nuclear electorate. However, the expert also has an important question: maybe it’s just a very good PR stunt?

However, a lawyer Olena Tyshchenko sharply criticized the disclosed conditions.

A blogger Vadym Fulmakht, in his turn, agreed that the published requirements are a rather powerful step from the showman team. However, now those supporters of Zelensky must make their candidate fulfill all that is required from Poroshenko.

Oleksiy Chornyi, head of the Anticorruption Office NGO paid his attention to the reasoning of Poroshenko’s supporters that these requirements are not primarily in the presidential powers. Like, language, faith, a salary of postmen and decentralization also do not fit very much within the competence of the president.

And finally, the largest of the screenshots, in which a blogger Pylyp Dukhlii, tried to prove that Zelensky’s team are amateurs who’re not familiar with the laws. For example, it’s about the fact that the president does not accept the laws, the head of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention and its members are appointed by the Cabinet, and not by Poroshenko, etc.

All these were gathered cut, blurred and commented by Stepan the Goat

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