Brian Mefford

Ukraine adds political drama to coronavirus crisis

Original article can be found here – https://atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/ukraine-adds-political-drama-to-coronavirus-crisis/ The Ukrainian political scene has been particularly volatile over the last month. With the population increasingly under lockdown in response to the coronavirus crisis, March 2020 saw a series of cabinet shakeups and new ministerial appointments. This took … [Read More...] about Ukraine adds political drama to coronavirus crisis

Ukraine’s Most Important Election Is Sunday. Here’s What to Expect

Original article can be found here – https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/ukraine-s-most-important-election-is-sunday-here-s-what-to-expect On July 21, Ukrainians go back to the ballot box to choose a new parliament. In April, voters made comedian and political novice Volodymyr Zelenskyy president. The outcome of Sunday’s parliamentary elections will determine Ukraine’s … [Read More...] about Ukraine’s Most Important Election Is Sunday. Here’s What to Expect

Five Predictions for Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections

Original article can be found here - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/five-predictions-for-ukraine-s-parliamentary-elections With the Constitutional Court of Ukraine affirming the dismissal of parliament last week, new elections are moving ahead for July 21. Here are five predictions on what to expect. First, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's Servant of the People has a … [Read More...] about Five Predictions for Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections

Three Predictions for Ukraine’s Presidential Run-off

Original article can be found here - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/three-predictions-for-ukraine-s-presidential-run-off A municipal worker removes an election poster of Ukrainian President and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Kyiv, Ukraine April 13, 2019. Picture taken April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Voters knew the … [Read More...] about Three Predictions for Ukraine’s Presidential Run-off

What to Expect from Ukraine’s Completely Unpredictable Presidential Election

Original article posted here - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/what-to-expect-from-ukraine-s-completely-unpredictable-presidential-election On March 31, Ukrainians will select their sixth president. The election is seen a referendum on the incumbent Poroshenko administration and his record since the watershed Euromaidan Revolution that decisively moved Ukraine onto a … [Read More...] about What to Expect from Ukraine’s Completely Unpredictable Presidential Election

Ukraine’s 2019 Elections May Be Completely Unpredictable but Five Things Are Certain

Original article posted here - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/ukraine-s-2019-elections-may-be-completely-unpredictable-but-five-things-are-not 2019 is election year in Ukraine. Ukrainians will select a new president this spring and a new parliament in the fall. Even though the outcome of the presidential race is unpredictable, there are five things about this political cycle … [Read More...] about Ukraine’s 2019 Elections May Be Completely Unpredictable but Five Things Are Certain