For over a year, Ukrainians speculated whether he would run for president. Then – for a little less than that – whether he would take part in the parliamentary race. These days, Svyatoslav Vakarchuk is a politician. And his Golos party has all the chances to enter the new parliament through the July 21 snap elections.
The old political culture needs to go, and a new one needs to be ushered in, Svyatoslav Vakarchuk said. Then he created the party Golos (Voice) and went on a tour to campaign. We went with him to see if Vakarchuk is as sure of himself as a politician as he is as a singer and how he was going to convince people to vote for him.
Where did the newbies from Golos get the money to enter the race, how they spend them and are Golos really representing a new political culture? Watch our second part of the "Parties' Funding" project.
This material is part 2 of 5 of the Parties' Funding series where Hromadske looks into the funding of the five leading parties set to pass the 5% threshold and enter the next Ukrainian parliament.