Communist party and Party of Regions [those that favor and actively support separatism] are still popular in Eastern Ukraine.
The part of Donbas that is free of terrorists voted for the ‘Opposition block’ on the level of 35%. Actually they have again chosen the Party of Regions – the ruling force of the regime of formed president Yanukovych.
Director of sociological group ‘Rating’ Oleksiy Antypovych said this on air of ‘Radio Svoboda’ [freedom].
‘If we had all territory of Donbas including Donetsk, then Communist Party and everything else would pass the barrier and this would change the balance significantly. Changing of people’s mind is along process. Unfortunately, post-Soviet past plays a significant role’, – said Antypovych.
The sociologist believes that the electorate of South-East always voted during the order or according to soviet tradition – for the government, in particular for Party of Regions and Communists.
According to current data, Central Electoral Comission has checked more than 60% of protocols. The ‘Opposition block’ gains the highest rank of popularity in Eastern Ukraine: Donetsk oblast – 37.95%, Luhansk oblast – 33.88%, Kharkiv oblast – 32.84%.