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Ukraine: Comedian-President Volodymyr Zelensky seeks strong mandate in Sunday’s snap polls

Ukraine, July 20: Almost three months after comedian Volodymyr Zelensky won a triumph in the Ukrainian presidential elections, is now set to confront his first major political test in the snap parliamentary poll scheduled on Sunday.

Zelensky is looking for a solid mandate for his Servant of the People political party to have a shot at conveying on his pledges of transforming the war-torn nation by implementing reforms and handling inescapable corruption, according to Al-Jazeera news reports.

Originally, the vote was planned for October 27, but Zelensky dismissed the nation’s parliament in his inauguration discourse on May 20, further calling for a snap election as he didn’t have delegates in the assembly.

Without the help of the incredible parliament, the president wouldn’t be able to deliver reforms and changes to the ministers’ he acquired from previous President Petro Poroshenko.

In a nation apparently tired of mainstream government officials, Servant of the People party has been deliberately pressed with unpracticed legislators as it hopes to flow a rush of Zelensky’s fame in its offer for an outright majority in the 450-seat parliament, well-known as Verkhovna Rada.

The latest opinion surveys published by the sociological gathering, Rating, on Thursday, forecast a 49.5-percent win for Zelensky party, with just four of its rival 21 parties making it past the five percent hindrance with minor help.

Opposition Platform – For Life, a Moscow-upheld opposition party with huge support among Ukrainian ethnic Russians, was anticipated to come next, yet with only 10.5 percent of votes.

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