Svyatoslav, Vakarchuka: Ilya Pitalev / RIA Novosti
Lead singer of the rock group “Okean Elzy” Svyatoslav Vakarchuk refused to stand as a candidate for President of Ukraine. About it reports the edition “Ukrainian truth”.
“I’m not interested in this post, I’m interested in the change in the country. Let’s stop the discussion will go in presidents, will not go. This is not a discussion of the present level, it offends me” — he said at a lecture in Kharkiv.
While the singer declined to answer the question, is he now a political figure or a musician, stating that “life will show”.
Vakarchuk is an active supporter of the Maidan — is included in the five highest paid celebrities of Ukraine. In June 2018, he urged young Ukrainians to speak against the authorities and the political system in the country, which many appreciated as his entry into the race.
According to the Ukrainians, Vakarchuk is one of the most suitable candidates for the post of President. The results of the survey research Center and communications Active Group, for the rocker is ready to vote, 5.3% of the voters. The ranking leader is Yulia Tymoshenko (15.4 percent), second was actor Vladimir Zelensky — 9.9 percent. Current President Petro Poroshenko takes the third position with 8.9 percent of the vote.
The next elections of the President of Ukraine should pass March 31, 2019. The head of state is elected by direct universal secret ballot for five years. Current President Petro Poroshenko was elected in may 2014, gaining 54.7 percent of the vote.
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