(Al Jazeera) Dnipro, Ukraine – On Sunday evening, outside a polling station in Dnipro, the fourth-largest city inUkraine, pensioner Alexey Krut shared his opinion of Yulia Tymoshenko, a former prime minister and Dnipro native.
“I hated Yulia Tymoshenko from the start, but if she gets to the second round I’ll vote for her,” the 68-year-old told Al Jazeera. “Anybody but [current president Petro] Poroshenko”. […]
“It’s a surprising result,” said Serhiy Kudelia, a specialist in Ukrainian politics and an associate professor of political science at Baylor University in Texas in the United States. “Of all the candidates’ policy proposals, Tymoshenko’s was the most elaborate. But those young people who vote for Zelensky are not particularly responsive to the social promises she’s known for. For them, she’s just one of the discredited old political class.” […]
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