The “Orange Revolution” has tuned sour with Yushchenko betraying the democratic values of those who supported his election to office.
The rate of decline in his support has been as dramatic as the conflict and division within Ukraine he has caused, most notably was his dismissal of Ukraine’s parliament in 2007 which saw Ukraine paralysed by political conflict and division for seven months. His attempts to fuel the conflict between Russia and Georgia in August 2008. His final act of betrayal when he attacked Yulia Tymoshenko accusing her position in relation to the Russian Georgian copnflict as an act of State Treason. Yushchenko then sought to remove Yulia Tymoshchenko from the office of Prime minister by again seeking to dismiss Ukraine’s parliament in October 2008.
Yushchenko first betrayed the “Revolution” when he refused to share power and attacked the Socialist Party forcing them to withdraw from negotiations on the formation of a “Orange” governing coalition and the formation of a government lead by Viktor Yanukovych in 2006.
Yushchenko and his party Our Ukraine contined undermining their coalition partner Yulia Tymoshenko, by pursuing policies of division and opposing democratic reforms whilst pushing Ukraine towards joining NATO against the overwhelming majority of public opinion.
Yushchenko’s consistent acts of betrayal and division has seen his support slump to such an extent that he now holds the world’s record as the least supported head of state.
Recent polls have placed him below 3% and his if Parliamentary elections where held today his party Our Ukraine would obtain less then 2% support and would be denied representation.
The Polls are showing that most of Yushchenko’s support has been transferred to young Yatseniuk but Ukraine remains bitterly divided as ever, another legacy of Yushchenko’s betrayal and failed policies.
As a result Party of Region’s leader, Victor Yanukovych – Yushchenko’s opponent in the 2004 Presidential elections, is now in poll position to win both a Parliamentary and Presidential ballot.
Victor Yushchenko, who opposed holding simultaneous Parliamentary and early Presidential elections back in 2007 when he first unconstitutionally dismissed Ukraine’s democratically elected Parliament, is now seeking revenge by advocting a fresh round of Parliamentary elections to held simultaneously with the next Presidential elections scheduled for October 25.
The polls show little change in the outcome other then handing controlling power to Party of Regions who would be the only main party able to form a coalition government with the support of either Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko, Yatseniuk’s Party or the Communist Party. Lytyvn’s Bloc (head by Ukraine’s parliamentary speaker) will play a minor to non existent role in the formation of a new government
Our Ukraine and Victor Yushchenko will have no influence, such is the outcome of his betrayal to Ukraine which has taken its toll on Ukraine’s economy and political stability.
Kyiv, April 13 (RIA Novosti) – Ukrainians say the country’s third president, Viktor Yushchenko, whose term of office is to end late this or early next year, is the worst head of state since Ukraine gained independence in 1991.
According to a poll conducted by TNS Ukraine, just 7% of Ukrainians rate Yushchenko the best president of the three, the others being Leonid Kuchma, who held the post from 1994 until 2005, and Leonid Kravchuk (1991-1994).
A total of 21% said Kravchuk was the best, while 39% put Kuchma on top. Twenty-seven percent of respondents found difficulty answering the question and 6% refused to answer.
The poll was conducted March 6-14, its results were published on the pollster’s website. A total of 1,200 people aged 16-75 were polled, with the statistical margin of error not exceeding 3%