Ukraine’s embattled President, Viktor Yushchenko, will self nominate for the position of President raising speculation that he no longer has the support of his own party Our Ukraine. Yushchenko will now pay the 2.5 Million hrivna election deposit himself. Currently there are two other members of Our Urkaine who have nominated to contest the Presidential election against Yushchenko. (Anatoliy Hrytsenko and Arseniy Yatsenyuk)
Public opinion polls have consistently place Yushchenko’s support rating at below 3% and he is not considered a serious contender for a second term.
Prospective candidates have until November 6, 2009 to register with the Central Election Commission.