According to a recent O.P. , in February 62% of Ukrainians are against conducting early early elections. Only 21% support the idea. In March corresponding figures are 57 and 24%.
Political scientist Andriy Yermolayev says the calls for early elections by BYuT and NU are merely part of the fight by political elites for the national resource.
"In this current year Ukraine will enter the WTO. This year and next year large privatizations of major enterprises, and the creation of a market for land will take place [in Ukraine]. Powerful financial industrial assets are preparing for their inclusion into global corporations. And fights are being conducted around these active assets."
The last thing Financial Industrial Groups want to see right now is political upheaval, and the FIGs have clout. Neverthess, 15% of Donetsk oblast would like to see Yuliya T as president of Ukraine. ByuT are making some progress there.