JRL NEWSWATCH: “Ukraine President’s Party Leads Poll Ahead of July Election” – Reuters/New York Times/ Reporting: Natalia Zinets, Editing: William Maclean

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“… ahead of a [July 21] snap parliamentary election …. [a] survey conducted by research group Reiting … showed Zelenskiy’s party, Servant of the People, … support[ed by] 37.3% of people who said they would vote. … The outgoing parliament … is dominated by loyalists of … Poroshenko. Servant of the People, campaigning on a pro-European, anti-corruption ticket, has no lawmakers at present. Another new party – Voice – established … by Ukrainian rock-singer Sviatoslav Vakarchuk … increase[d] its support … [to] 6.9% … third place after Opposition Platform with 9.9%. … Poroshenko’s European Solidarity party … [had] 5.9% and the party of former prime minister and presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko … scored 5.8%. … Half of the 450 seats in Ukraine’s parliament are elected via party lists and the other half in single-member constituencies. …”

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