Ukraine’s parliamentary election campaign has entered its final straight. Winners and losers will be known on Sunday. This election campaign has not become significant for either politicians or admass and moreover, it has become the most predictable and boring election in Ukraine. Such was the conclusion made by respondents of the Voice of Russia, experts and observers. The basic reason for such an apathy, according to them, is the voters’ tiredness, as well as the country’s political drama has nothing to do with the day-to-day life in Ukraine. The problems of medical insurance, corruption and doing business and tax rises worry ordinary people. All these problems have not been solved in the years of frequent elections and an unending “Orange Revolution”. This tiredness has seriously lowered the country’s protesting potential. Sentiment in the society is far from revolutionary, says Ukrainian political scientist Vladimir Fesenko.
“The opposition may accuse the government of falsification and even storm the Central Electoral Commission. However, no one should expect an “Orange Revolution”. At present, sentiment across the country is entirely different,” Vladimir Fesenko said. Virtually, the current infantilism of voters is a serious and even dangerous symptom. Unlike four years ago, people have ceased to show a keen interest in elections owing to the fact that a change in the government will hardly have any favourable impact on living standards. According to director of the Global Strategy Institute Vadim Karasev, overall dissatisfaction over the situation in the country has ripened.