This man obviously got the best of our system. He now wants to get the best of those who want to get rid of that system.
He masquerades as the “against all” candidate. Meet Vasyl Protyvsikh, president of Ivano-Frankivsk Chamber of Commerce and a former chief of Ivano-Frankivsk Customs.
Presidential candidate Vasyl Protyvsikh: I was thinking about this question: Uh...the government is for the people, the president is for the people, the Verkhovna Rada in its entirety is for the people. Now who’s against the people that they’re so bad off? And all of this prompted me to, that is, express the will of the people who...who are against Ya [nukovych] and against Yu [lia/shechenko].
Changing his second name from Humenyuk to Protyvsikh (proty vsikh — against all) probably cost him a few hundred hryvnias.
Running for president costs Hr. 2.5M ($300K), a sum required of all approved candidates.
Central Election Commission registrars had a problem declining his second name but didn’t decline his application.
Some 2.73% voted against all in the September 2007 preterm parliamentary election.
In a tight and high-stakes presidential race, even 0.1% can be all that matters.
How much Protyvsikh will siphon and — and from who — remains to be seen.
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