The Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections, In Pictures

You know what they say: a picture’s worth a thousand words. That’s why I’m sharing some photos I’ve found online for elections posters from the recent parliamentary elections in Ukraine. All photos are from this article (in Russian).

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The text on this one reads: “Arseniy Yatsenyuk. A strong team – a strong premier. People’s Front.”

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The photo is Vitaly Klichko, former boxer and current mayor of Kiev. The caption says: “The will to be free. Glory to Ukraine!”

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“Union Samopomich [Self-help; this is the name of the party]. Take it and make it! Andrey Sadoviy, leader of the party, mayor of Lvov.” Note the Yatsenyuk poster photo-bombing this one.

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“Opposition Bloc. Peace, Stability, Rebirth.” This is the party with lots of former Party of Regions (i.e. Yanukovych supporters) people. The slogan on the poster is the party’s current platform [link in Russian].

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Now this one is truly appalling. This the ever-violent and scary Oleg Lyashko. I don’t know what’s worse: that he exists, or that almost eight percent of the people voted for him. The poster says: “We govern our native land and will not give it to anyone!” Notice how one letter of his last name is stylized as a pitchfork.

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And finally, Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchina [Fatherland] party. It received just over five percent of the votes, which isn’t very much. The slogan is the best, though, in my opinion: “Don’t give up! Ukraine will be victorious!”

Any favorite posters, everyone? Apologies for the poor translations on some. My brain does not want to work in translating mode right now, I’m afraid.

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