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KIEV, February 07. /ITAR-TASS/. The majority of Ukrainian favour the idea of putting key geopolitical and state issues for nationwide vote, according to a public opinion poll conducted by the company Rating+ at the request of the Ukrainian Forum socio-political association. The results of the poll were made public on Friday.
As many as 75 percent of the polled spoke in favour of a referendum on the form of government in Ukraine, either presidential or parliamentary. Only 15 percent said they were against such a referendum, and ten percent provided no definite answer.
Sixty-three percent of respondents said they would like to see the issue of the signing of an association agreement with the European Union or joining the Customs Union [of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan] put for nationwide vote. Twenty-one percent were against, and sixteen percent found it difficult to answer. As many as 49 percent of the polled said it would be expedient to hold a referendum on the unitary or federated form of the state. A total of 30 percent were against, and 21 percent undecided.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian opposition leaders urge the Vekrhovna Rada (parliament) to cancel the current constitution and readopt the one of 2004. The 2004 constitution fixed the parliamentary-presidential form of government and considerably reduced the competences of the president.