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Most Ukrainians say government must be changed after early election — poll

October 26, 2014, 20:47 UTC+3 KIEV
As many as 43% of the polled said the cabinet of ministers must be changed after the parliamentary elections and 30% said it should be changed
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A bus drives past a poster featuring Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

A bus drives past a poster featuring Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

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KIEV, October 26. /TASS/. The bulk of Ukrainians want another government, according to a nationwide opinion poll conducted by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology.

Thus, as many as 43% of the polled said the cabinet of ministers must be changed after the parliamentary elections and 30% said it should be changed.

Only 5% of respondents said it was not necessary to change the government after the elections and 8.3% said it was a rather unnecessary step. A total of 13.6% of the polled did not answer this question.

The poll was conducted in a period from October 13 through October 21 and involved 2,041 people in 110 populated localities across Ukraine.

Ukraine is holding early parliamentary election on Sunday. The highest turnout has been observed in western Ukraine, namely the Lviv region, and the lowest turnout was shown in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Ukrainian journalist Pavel Sheremet on Sunday forecast Petro Poroshenko Bloc will score 22-25% of the vote. 

Citing preliminary results of opinion polls, he forecasts that the Petro Poroshenko Bloc will be followed by the People’s Front with 18-21% of the vote and Samopomoshch with 10%.

The Opposition Bloc, according to Sheremet, is expected to win about 10% the Radical Party - 8%, Batkivshchyna - about 6%, and Svodoba - 5-6%.

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