In the West, Zalansky does not rule out victory in the battle with Tymoshenko in the second round. Photo: Zalansky
The sensational rise of Vladimir Zelensky in the ranking of the elections against the backdrop of falling trust Petro Poroshenko, international experts consider the doorman as a serious chance to win the presidential election.
The leader of "Quarter 95" is compared to Donald Trump, who also led a popular TV program, and the Italian comedian, Beppe Grillo, whose five stars urged traditional parties and drastically changed Italy's political map.
The fatigue of the old guard of politicians and corruption can play for Zalanski, but uncertainty, uncertainty in the plans, as well as the shadow of the oligarch behind him and may ignore the vote of his electorate, young and non-political, can be prevented, according to Western media.
What they write about the phenomenon of Zalansky in the foreign media and what predictions they give about his participation in the elections, it became clear to Strana.
Anti-corruption riots and power
Independent calls for the most unexpected current presidential campaign in the history of Ukraine.
"The comedian looks better than all 44 candidates, apathy will play into his hands, which caught the Ukraine," writes an independent.
This general atmosphere of frustration the current authorities, the rise in prices of communal apartments explain the sudden jump of Zelensky.
"Since the Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 was not able to thoroughly push new national leaders, public discontent with the subsequent elite with a trail of corrupt connections led to the support of a person without political past, a candidate against everyone," writes Carnegie Center.
"Nobody likes politicians, especially rich people, but if he's funny and a bit famous, and also promises to remove the establishment in favor of people, then he has every chance of becoming president," echoes Forbes.
For those who took the appointment of Satan as a joke, Politico explains: claims the Ukrainian presidential player are not a reason to laugh.
Although many observers, as Frankfurter Rundschau makes it clear, express doubts whether Zlanski is really serious. Since 40% of voters have not yet decided on their choice, sociologists see the results of the survey as inconclusive.
"Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe, the main sectors of its economy still in the hands of the oligarchs, many residents have lost even the little trust that was in the current government, so they have many reasons to take part in the voting vote," writes Politico.
It was the atmosphere of bitterness that created the conditions for the appearance of a wonderful candidate, who was considered a dark horse, as they read in Politico Zaleski.
"Russian-speaking Zlanski was born in one of the cities in the south of the country, so he probably has a chance to get votes from those people who are disappointed with the current status quo in the country and doubt whether the problem of corruption can be solved if a more traditional candidate," explains Politico.
Zalansky, according to forecasts for publication, will be released in the second round – together with July Tymoshenko, whose candidacy, according to polls, supported by about 20% of the population of Ukraine.
Tymoshenko is called "effective populist", and its party, "Batkivshchyna," is the only political structure covering the whole country. At the same time, the image of the "gas princess" for her role in dubious corruption deals with the 1990s and the campaign to discredit her, in which she is associated with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reduces Lady Yu's chances of winning.
Poroshenko take should not be written. Although, according to the polls, 77% of voters will not vote for him, his efforts to mobilize nationalist minded through statements about the Russian threat, as well as Tomus, can convince some voters that he should be supported.
Without the party and against NATO
At the same time, Zelensky, in contrast to Poroshenko and Tymoshenko, does not structure the regional party to mobilize voters to participate in election committees. Among the factors that can prevent him, call his relations with the oligarch Igor Kolomoisky and accusations of making money in Russia through a company registered in Cyprus, which contradicts his claims about closing all branches of the Russian Federation.
Big questions concern Zalinsky's plan and ideas, which criticize uncertainty and uncertainty.
As a rule, Western experts see the slogans of almost all candidates to be populist.
"President Poroshenko said that by 2023 Ukraine will join NATO and the EU. However, it is known that the two organizations have excluded the accession of Ukraine in the foreseeable future Timoshenko promises to raise the average wage of 350% to the level of Poland. And Zelensky says about" dreams Ukraine, "where citizens no longer have to look for work abroad, corrupt officials will be behind bars, young families will receive their own homes in the suburbs," Frankfurter Rundschau lists promises of presidential candidates.
By the way, the Western media, for some reason, writes that Zalansky is opposed to joining the EU and NATO, although his program only mentions that the course towards NATO guarantees state security.
"Zelensky does not support to enter the unions deprive Ukraine of sovereignty, ie EU membership NATO headed not discussed, and it would be very good for the scenario of a return to peace, and it will help Ukraine stay much longer outside the EU to conduct their trade policy, trade with the world On the best conditions for the Ukrainian industry, and truly independent foreign policy and independent security, "writes the conservative daily.
Negotiations on the Donbass and Russia
German analyst Stefan Scholl of the Frankfurter Rundschau, among the advantages of Zalansky, calls his charisma, the offer of simple solutions, and the political southeast is important in his willingness to negotiate with Russia in the Crimea and Donbass.
The conservative daily also writes this promise to the pros, which in Ukraine caused a mixed reaction.
"The television star said that if he will be president, he is willing to sit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as with the separatist forces, to resolve a solution to end the war Donbass and annexation of Crimea Zalansky trying to restore the consensus with the eastern and southern Ukrainians" Russia than the West, he understands that his country needs a balanced foreign policy, regional authorities need greater autonomy within Ukraine, "writes the conservative daily.
Moreover, the publication considers Zlansky's ideas the best for Ukraine united.
"He resolutely opposes the protection of the Russian language, as well as the rights of Russian speakers. Ukraine is divided linguistically and culturally, and for such a nation to be peaceful and cohesive, you can not try to attack another culture and language, because this is a recipe for disaster."
Of the minuses of a 41-year-old actor, there is a lack of political experience, besides the TV series "People's servant," in which he plays history teacher, who was elected first straight president of Ukraine.
"Critics mock Zlansky as a clown or a parody on Trump, but unlike the former oligarchs Tymoshenko and Poroshenko, he is not attracted by a train of corruption scandals, high fuel prices or election promises that have not materialized," Frankfurter Rundschau writes.
At the same time, the show called the project of the tower Kolomoisky, which finances it, as, according to Western media reports, the former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
The Center for Oriental Studies from Warsaw, referring to by Newsweek, believes that Kolomoisky hopes that a good result for Zelensky will help him send his deputies alliance with the Ukrainian Parliament in October elections, which will strengthen its influence in the country.
"Kolomoisky is the main opponent of Petro Poroshenko and wants revenge for income that his business has lost, supporting the main presidential candidates, namely Tymoshenko, and now Zalinsky," writes Newsweek.
"So far investments of Kolomoisky can be considered very successful, according to recent polls, Tymoshenko comes in second place with 18.2% of the vote, and Zelensky turned out to be unexpectedly 19 %.President Petro Poroshenko, who is in serious conflict with Kolomoisky, is only in third place With 15.1% political analysts give victory chances to candidate Pro-Russian Boyko (10%), liberal Anatoly Gritsenko (8.5%) and right-wing populist Oleg Lyashko (7%), writes Frankfurter Rundschau.
The Carnegie Center, among the explanations of the "Zlinsky phenomenon," calls Kolomoisky's political tactics a trick to confuse cards with the favorites of the election race.
"Within this logic, Zalinsky is a fictitious and controlled figure," the center believes.
Zalansky himself denies the connection with Kolomoisky.
Trump, Grillo, Bolesonaro
Referring to the global experience of entertainment in politics, Western media gives Zlansky a chance to win.
"Ukraine could become the next country to choose a television star as president," predicts Newsweek.
The global trend of rebellion against the establishment reached Ukraine, when the masses tired of the old elites grow populists and other "friends of the people" on the shield.
As a result, the United States was elected President of the eccentric Donald Trump, and in Europe there are enough examples of successful political careers of humorists who play "popular figures." In Italy, the five parliamentary humorists at the Bejerillo won the last parliamentary elections. In Slovenia, Marian Šarec, The same age as Zalinsky, "writes the Carnegie Center.
"Europe and the world are experiencing a period of outsiders," Forbes quotes Ariel Cohen, a senior member of the Atlantic Council, as saying: "Look at the five-star party in Italy, organized by a former circus clown, who will see Trump and the new president of Brazil, Bolsonero. , But he has no administrative experience, he was never an official, he never commanded local forces, relevant to the country that has been fighting with Russia for almost 5 years.
Zlanski particularly liked to be compared with Trump – it is simply more understandable for the Western reader, although he, unlike the Ukrainian, was a Republican member and was a great businessman. But the glory of "Clowns" was fixed to both sides, and participation of Trump in the presidential race is also considered by many to be frivolous.
"Like President Trump, Zlanski uses his political inexperience and voters to return to him, while critics accuse him of using popular anger, and his place in the polls seems to have benefited from the disillusionment of the Ukrainians with political incompetence. The elites keep promises for the Euromidan uprising," writes Newsweek.
Independently agree with this opinion.
"Zlanski's smart campaign is based on attracting disgruntled voters and seeks to take advantage of the hesitations that led Donald Trump to the presidency and caused a bersecret," the paper writes.
Minimum – will take place in Brada
The Western media agree on one thing: the results of the January questions forced many experts and politicians to change their attitude toward Zlansky-politician.
If the lieutenant becomes president, the experts who are trusted by the BBC do not rule out that he is doomed to political and oligarchic consensus.
In the event of a failure in the elections, Zalansky is thrown into a political future.
"The party" serves the people, "which appointed Zalansky for elections, according to opinion polls, confidently going into the next lesson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine," writes the BBC.
"Still, with all its flaws and oddities, Zalansky has a chance to become president," predicts Politico. You will likely step away from the gas princess rally around the comedian. "
Advertising predicts a dirty election campaign: Poroshenko and other candidates will use the trolling, use bots and dirty tricks to improve their media image, as well as attack opponents.
"It will be a painful beating, but there is a high probability that the mud that has been committed, the inevitable and the oppressive one on it, could be beneficial for Zalansky, which many people in the country continue to see as political rebels," Politico concluded.