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More than half Ukrainians disapprove president, parliament, government work

October 16, 2015, 20:07 UTC+3 KIEV
Near 68% of Ukrainians suppose that policy has wrong course, the poll shows
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KIEV, October 16. /TASS/. More than a half of Ukrainian nationals disapprove the politics of the Verkhovna Rada [Ukraine’s parliament], the government and the president, an opinion poll unveiled by the Rating sociologist group said.

According to the poll made on the order of the International Republican Institute (IRI), 48% of respondents disapprove the Verkhovna Rada actions, one percent of people approves.

Some 40% of respondents totally disapprove Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko’s politics, as 4% of people are satisfied.

Nearly 54% of respondents are dissatisfied with the ministers’ actions, some 70% of those polled disapprove the reforms conducted in the state.

"Ukrainian nationals express their dissatisfaction with the speed of changes in the country. Near 68% of Ukrainians suppose that policy has wrong course, 11% of people are satisfied with the parliament’s work," the poll said.

Sociologists suppose that one of the reasons of such low rates is lack of information on the reforms. Some 12% said they were well informed on governmental reforms’ content. Same numbers are for those thinking that the reforms may improve situation in the country. Near 46% of respondents consider that the reforms will not change anything, 12% of people supposed that they will aggravate the situation.

"People’s frustration is growing among other reasons because of lack information on the reforms," the IRI’s director for Eurasian programs Steven Nicks said, adding that the poll stresses that Ukraine is on "critical stage" now.

The poll was conducted in all regions of Ukraine (with the exception of Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions) from September 7-21. The national survey had a randomly selected sample of 1,200 permanent residents of Ukraine aged 18 and older and eligible to vote. The margin of error does not exceed 2.8%, the response rate was 63.9%.

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