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Local elections in Ukraine. A lost opportunity?


On October 25, Ukrainians vote to elect mayors and municipal councils throughout the country, except in the territories under the control of separatists. Those are the first local elections after the Euromaidan. But the election campaign looks like a replica of the previous ones. And even the oligarchs are back.

On October 25, Ukrainians vote to elect mayors and municipal councils throughout the country, except in the territories under the control of separatists. Those are the first local elections after the Euromaidan. But the election campaign looks like a replica of the previous ones. And even the oligarchs are back.

Local elections to be held next Sunday in Ukraine seem marked by a mixture of apathy and hatred, depending on where you put your eyes. Vanished the post-Euromaidan hangover, shattered by a fratricidal war and an unprecedented economic crisis, Ukrainians trust politicians just like Uncle Scrooge trusts the Beagle Boys.

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