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BEST OF THE WEB: ‘World-Low’: 9% of Ukrainians have confidence in Government – Gallup poll

BEST OF THE WEB: ‘World-Low’: 9% of Ukrainians have confidence in Government – Gallup poll

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In the lead-up to the presidential election on March 31, Ukrainians go to the polls with less faith in their government than is true for any other electorate in the world. Just 9% of residents have confidence in the national government, the lowest confidence level in the world for the second straight year. This is far below the regional median for former Soviet states (48%) as well as the global average (56%) in 2018. Ukrainians have had little to feel confident about over the past decade. Incumbent President Petro Poroshenko’s predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, was involved in a number of scandals and was ousted after the Maidan revolution in 2014. Yanukovych fled to Russia because he is wanted for high treason by the Ukrainian courts. During his presidency, confidence in national government was no higher than 24%. Early in Poroshenko’s presidency, there were signs that the then-new president was starting to rebuild Ukrainians’ shaky trust in their leadership — 24% were confident in…
Source: BEST OF THE WEB: ‘World-Low’: 9% of Ukrainians have confidence in Government – Gallup poll

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