The foreign policy agendas of Ukrainian political parties participating in parliamentary elections are among the important factors of influence on Ukrainians voting in favor or against. There is a positive correlation between the preferences of Ukrainian voters and the foreign policy orientations of the political parties as expressed in their electoral platforms. Even if it is not likely that in general foreign policy plays a dominant role in the average citizen’s voting decisions, it is, nevertheless, very relevant in the context of Ukrainian politics. In this article it is demonstrated that the use of foreign policy issues is a part of the overall electoral strategy of Ukrainian political parties.
Ukrainian political parties and foreign policy in election campaigns: Parliamentary elections of 1998 and 2002
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Anna Makhorkina; Ukrainian political parties and foreign policy in election campaigns: Parliamentary elections of 1998 and 2002. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 June 2005; 38 (2): 251–267. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2005.03.005
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