Рarliamentary election – 2019: a chance for real changes or an experiment with unexpected results?

Summary of Analytical report of the Razumkov Centre, prepared for the project “Coalition Agreement for the new Ukrainian Parliament”, jointly implemented by the Razumkov Centre and Ukrainian Office of Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

The 2019 parliamentary election, purposefully turned into a snap election, became the second crucial element in the process of complete overturn of top government institutions in Ukraine (president, parliament, government) and a step towards a full replacement of the governing elite. This objective has been achieved: political party ‘Servant of the People’ became the first party in the modern history of Ukraine to successfully form a parliamentary majority on its own (with the rights of Coalition of MP factions).

The unprecedented success of ‘Servant of the People’ party in the parliamentary elections was directly related to the following factors:

(1) High level of personal support of the newly elected president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who is tightly linked to the ‘Servant of the People’ brand.

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