Although the current president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has not run for the polls, polls do not favor him. The former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, leads the intention to vote.
The leader of the Parliament of Ukraine , Andréi Parubi , formalized with his signature on Wednesday, the request to hold the presidential elections for next March 31, 2019 .
The Verkhovna Rada (name of Parliament ) published a document on its website stating that "according to point seven of the first part of article 85, of the fifth part of article 103 of the Constitution of Ukraine , the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine orders to fix the next elections of the president of Ukraine for Sunday, March 31, 2019. "
A total of 298 legislators voted in favor of approving the electoral resolution on Monday, November 26, 2018, a decree that does not need to be authorized by the president, according to the law of the country.
For these elections the president of that country, Petro Poroshenko , has not been nominated as a candidate. For its part, the former prime minister,Yulia Tymoshenko , leads the intention of votes with 21 percent according to recent surveys of the International Institute of Sociology of Kiev, the Razumkov Center and the Rating Group.
In this regard, the Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev , said that the chances that the current president of Ukraine wins the elections are nil.