Parliamentary elections have almost faded into history: all the exit polls showed a confident victory of Servant of the People party and four more political forces got into the Verkhovna Rada. Read about what the leaders of the winning parties and those who are left “overboard” think about this in Reactions.
The Servant of the People party still keeps silent on the network. Only the results of the official exit polls were published on the page of the party, according to which the pro-presidential political force gained 44.4% of the vote. The leader of the party, the political strategist of the president Dmytro Razumkov hasn’t yet shared his thoughts with the Facebook audience. As well as Zelensky who noted that it would have been good if they “beat them all” with 73% while congratulating the party.
One of the leaders of the Opposition Platform For Life Yuriy Boyko thanked those who voted for “peace” and for “the country’s return to a quiet life”. So far, we can only guess what exactly the team of Putin’s close friend, Viktor Medvedchuk, considers a quiet life. But Boiko promises the party will not be “in opposition to the Ukrainian people” and will carry out “orders given by voters”. We’ll see after the formation of the new parliament if those are the only orders they will carry out.
The leader of the European Solidarity party Petro Poroshenko assured of his readiness for strategic and situational cooperation with all supporters of the course of Ukraine’s accession to NATO and the European Union. Moreover, the fifth president stressed that he considers Vakarchuk’s Voice party the main partner of his political force.
In addition, Poroshenko praised his team, promised an even better performance in the Parliament and expressed readiness to fight for the Ukrainians.
Poroshenko’s European Solidarity also noted the party won at foreign constituencies. In fact, it is a repetition of the pattern that we have already seen in the presidential elections.
The leader of the Batkivshchyna party, Yulia Tymoshenko, thanked her voters, including those who supported her party throughout all these twenty years. The politician promises not to let anyone go beyond the “red lines of national interests”.
Sviatoslav Vakarchuk’s Voice is also laconic so far. The party thanked on its page for the support, and obviously, they believe in the results of the national exit polls, according to which the party confidently crossed the five percent barrier.
At the same time, Vakarchuk’s team emphasized that before the announcement of the official election results they don’t consider entering coalition and also don’t negotiate with any political forces. Just like Tymoshenko, Vakarchuk assured that Voice will not cross any “red lines” under any circumstances. For example, they will not cooperate with Medvedchuk’s Opposition Platform.
Despite the fact that the exit polls show that the Strength and Honor party will not get into the parliament, the party leader Ihor Smeshko does not believe it. In his opinion, they will get into the parliament, and it is only the beginning for them.
However, at the same time Smeshko posts a not too optimistic quote of Winston Churchill on his page.
The Strength and Honor party also claimed their distrust to exit polls on their page. They say it is strange that the turnout changed significantly in the period from 18:00 to 20:00 and yet it had practically no impact on the voting data.
Obviously, Volodymyr Groysman’s Ukrainian Strategy party doesn’t get into the Verkhovna Rada as well. But the prime minister himself promises that his team will continue to fight for well-being and peace in Ukraine.
The party of a pro-Russian blogger Anatoliy Shariy will not get into the parliament, but may well expect state funding. Shariy’s wife Olha Bondarenko believes the reason for the party’s failure on the election is the unfamiliarity with the party of those who watch the TV but have no access to the Internet. It is ridiculous, but Shariy’s Party promises to get into the Verkhovna Rada “on a white horse”.
The representative of the Opposition Bloc and a former member of the Party of Regions Yevhenii Murayev urged their voters not to lose heart and said that Oppobloc will keep improving lives of the Ukrainians “with their experience, knowledge and best practices”. It is probably quite clear what practices are meant in the reincarnation of the Party of Regions.
Svoboda has urged not to lose heart, not to get discouraged or upset. According to Oleh Tyahnybok, their struggle goes on.
But the leader of the Civil Position party Anatoliy Hrytsenko is significantly upset by the results. The ex-minister of defense admitted that the support of 1% of voters is alarming for the future of the country. At the same time, Hrytsenko assured that the elections to the Verkhovna Rada happened without any cataclysms and large-scale violations, and the responsibility should become a key factor. Both for those who were chosen and those who chose the candidates.
Reactions were collected by Stepan the Goat who still cannot believe that Putin’s friend will be in the Verkhovna Rada