Ukrainians are ready to cast more votes for presidential candidate and showman Volodymyr Zelensky, who, with a slight margin, is followed by leader of the Batkivschyna Party Yulia Tymoshenko. The incumbent head of state, Petro Poroshenko, ranks third, according to the findings of a poll conducted by Rating Group in January 2019, which were presented at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine. According to the data, the leader of the presidential race is Zelensky, who is supported by 19.0% of those who plan to vote, Tymoshenko secured the support of 18.2% of respondents, while 15.1% are ready to vote for Poroshenko.
Showman and actor Volodymyr Zelensky has announced that he will run for president in the presidential elections in Ukraine on March 31, 2019.
Zelensky made the corresponding statement during his appeal on the air of the 1+1 TV Channel, which was shown before the New Year’s address by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The congratulation of the head of state was shown on the TV Channel after the New Year’s Eve.
“Now there is such a situation in Ukraine when every Ukrainian has three ways: the first one is to live as you live, go with the flow and this is normal, this is everyone’s choice; the second way is to collect your things and go to another country, earn money there and send them to the relatives and friends, and this is also normal; but there is also the third way – to try to change something in Ukraine. And I chose it for myself,” Zelensky said.