Stuart Culverhouse Head of Sovereign & Fixed Income Research
May 17 2019
Ukraine: Collapse of coalition may herald early elections (or not)
Ukraine’s ruling coalition collapsed this morning after the withdrawal of the People’s Front party. The surprising news comes just a day after President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky’s inauguration was confirmed for 20 May and ahead of scheduled parliamentary elections due on 27 October. Parliament now has 30 days to form a new majority.
The coalition’s collapse comes after recent statements from Zelensky’s camp that suggested he might seek to dissolve parliament (Rada) and call early elections, despite his suggestions to the contrary after his election victory. Zelensky may have a strong political incentive to seek early elections...
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