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The Servant of the People party says that a public organization will be officially represented in the near future, which will be conducting a nationwide poll, announced by President Volodymyr Zelensky for October 25.
That's according to Yevhenia Kravchuk, deputy faction chair, Hromadske Radio reports.
Zelensky has personally chosen the guidelines and directions of the five survey questions, Kravchuk added.
"I think that in the near future the public organization [set to conduct the poll] will be officially announced. It will be an NGO that will be engaged jointly with sociologists. As far as I know, an option is being considered to hold in parallel lines an exit poll of the survey based on people's answers, so that the results could be made public immediately and then compare it with the official outcome," says Kravchuk.
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"There are many philanthropists, people who care. The sum, which is not that large, will be or has already been allocated for the process. The poll's initiator bears political responsibility for this. I'm sure that all these horror stories will be dispelled soon. The funds will be of Ukrainian origin. Legal influence [of the poll] has not been fixed, but the decision will be made in parliament anyway," the MP said.
She added that the poll's results will be legally fixed by people's deputies or president by submitting the relevant bill.
Zelensky's poll: Background
On October 13, Zelensky said an all-Ukrainian pollwith five important issues to be out forward would be carried out on local election day, October 25.
The exact questions that will be included in the survey are yet to be made public.
The poll, unlike the referendum, will have no direct legal implications, the President's Office explained, addressing public concern over the legitimacy of holding such a survey and its consequences.