President Yanukovych Leads Political Rating in Ukraine

By Worldwide News Ukraine, PRNE
Thursday, March 24, 2011

KYIV, Ukraine, March 25, 2011 - Acting head of state Viktor Yanukovych is the leader of political
sympathies rating in Ukraine. According to the results of the recent
sociological survey, 22 percent of respondents would have voted for
Yanukovych had the presidential elections been taken place now.

Next positions in the presidential rating hold the
Batkivshchyna leader Yulia Tymoshenko with 13 percent of possible votes and
the Front for Change party leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk with nine percent of
respondents' support.

In regards to political activity, the leaders of the survey
are Viktor Yanukovych (26.5 percent of respondents) and Vice-Prime Minister
Sergey Tigipko (22.5 percent of respondents).

The survey results show that in case the elections to the
Verkhovna Rada (The Parliament of Ukraine) were held today, the three percent
electoral barrier would be overcome by six political parties, with the Party
of Regions (21%) and BYuT-Batkivshchyna Party (13%) in the lead. The parties
led by Arseniy Yatsenyuk (Front for Change - 8%), Sergey Tigipko (Strong
Ukraine - 4%), Petro Symonenko (Communist Party- 4%) and Oleh Tiahnybok
(Freedom- 3%) close the list.

The public opinion survey of Ukrainian population on
socio-political and economic issues was conducted on March 1-9, 2011, by the
independent research company Research & Branding Group, a member of the
European society of public opinion researchers and marketing (ESOMAR).

The survey information was collected in 24 regions (oblasts)
of Ukraine and in the autonomous republic of Crimea. The representative
respondents' sampling of 2075 people was selected based on age, gender and
place of residence (administrative regions).

As of March 24, 2011, there are 186 registered political
parties in Ukraine, according to the Ministry of Justice Website.

Currently the Party of Regions faction is the largest in the
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine listing 186 deputies - members of the ruling party.
It is followed by BYuT-Batkivshchyna faction and Our Ukraine-People's Self
Defense faction represented by 106 and 68 deputies respectively. The least
populated factions in the parliament are the Communist Party and the People's
Party factions and the deputies' group Reforms for the Future.

For more information, please contact Maryna Khorunzha, +380443324784, news at, Project Manager at Worldwide News Ukraine

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