Terrible news for Zelensky. Ukrainians want to change the president?

Terrible news for Zelensky.  Ukrainians want to change the president?

The latest poll shows that if presidential elections were held next Sunday, Volodymyr Zelensky would be removed from power. Ukrainians see a completely different person in the role of the country's leader.

According to the Ukrainian constitution, presidential elections should be held on the last Sunday of March in the fifth year of the term of office of the incumbent president, i.e. on May 31, 2024. Due to the ongoing Russian invasion, the vote was postponed to an unspecified date.

Currently, it is not even known who would compete with Volodymyr Zelensky. The SOCIS Center for Social and Market Research, commissioned by the Censor.net portal, decided to check the current political mood in Ukrainian society. The study was conducted between February 22 and March 1 on a group of 3,000 Ukrainians.

Poll. Are Ukrainians turning their backs on Zelensky?

The study shows that if the presidential elections were held next Sunday, Volodymyr Zelensky would have to say goodbye to power. In the first round of voting, the current Ukrainian leader could count on support of 23.7 percent. The politician would lose to Valery Zaluzhny, until recently the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces. 41.4% of people declared their willingness to vote for the general. respondents. Petro Poroshenko came in third with 6.4 percent.

Such survey results mean that a second round of elections would be necessary. And in this case, Valery Zaluzhny could count on victory. 67.5 percent would see a military man as president. respondents, while 32.5% would like Voldymyr Zelenskiy to have a second term. respondents.

The survey also asked Ukrainians whether they would like the presidential elections to be held on the constitutional date. This idea was rejected by 59.7 percent. respondents and 24.3 percent decided that the vote should be held despite the ongoing war.

Bad news for Volodymyr Zelensky

This is another alarming poll for Volodymyr Zelensky. A survey conducted by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology shows that in recent weeks trust in the president of Ukraine has dropped from 84 percent. and is currently 62 percent. Meanwhile, 88% of people declared trust in Valery Zaluzhny. respondents.

Zelensky's conflict with Zaluzhny

Relations between Zelensky and the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army allegedly deteriorated due to the prolonged counteroffensive, which “did not go according to plan.” The President of Ukraine did not agree with Załuzhny's words in one of the interviews, according to which there was a stalemate on the front in the war with Russia.

The general was entrusted with another mission. On March 7, the President of Ukraine approved the candidacy of Valery Zaluzhny for the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Great Britain.

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