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The first round of the presidential election will be held on 31 March 2019. According to online sportsbook news in Ukraine, Voters are split between pro-Kremlin and pro-EU. An estimated 25% of Ukrainians have not decided on their choices yet. Currently, Yulia Tymoshenko tops the presidential ratings, but things can change very quickly.
If you consider betting on Ukrainian politics, check out the top contenders, their chances to win, and how they plan to win the election. With lack of dominant candidates, the race will almost certainly go to a second round. Yuriy Boyko will benefit from Kremlin support to win the first round. The incumbent President Petro Poroshenko might also reach the second round if he uses his office effectively to campaign for the second term.
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With Support from Kremlin Boyko’s Chances are High
Among pro-Kremlin candidates, Yuriy Boyko has the highest rating. He has the full support from the For Life political party. He is emerging as the only pro-Russian candidate with a unique peace proposal. In the upcoming months, his campaign will focus on the Opposition Bloc having a concrete plan for resolving the conflict in the East. He will probably be the only candidate backed by Putin, and that will certainly enhance his chances at 1xBet Sportsbook.
Poroshenko Will use the Government to Win
The current rating for the incumbent president is very low 6-7%. However, the odds are short for Petro Poroshenko to win the election, owing to his full use of administrative resources. His government announced increasing the minimum wage in the New Year. He already put billboards throughout Ukraine on his achievements in the office. In addition, He enjoys a strong electoral core and a developed party infrastructure.
Gritsenko Runs as a New Face of Ukraine
This is Anatoly Gritsenko’s third presidential campaign. He comes in the second or third place in the polls. According to online sportsbooks in Ukraine, he will hardly win, but there is a chance. He is introducing himself as a new face although he is not. He is also putting a lot of effort to unify small reform parties and become their candidate.
However, Gritsenko lacks financial resources. He is also facing criticism from the other candidates for letting the Ukrainian army to decline when he was a defense minister, between 2005 and 2007. His opponents blame him for the inability to stop Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014.
Pro-EU Tymoshenko the Frontrunner So Far
Yulia Tymoshenko is the frontrunner and tops all polls for now. She has already announced her election program “New course for the country”. She is campaigning for a new constitution to solve all problems. Although she is up front, many Ukrainians are undecided yet and they might vote against her. She is campaigning as pro-EU and pro-Nato, but her opponents still attack her for contacting Kremlin when she was premier.