In a nationwide poll on October 25, 2020 initiated by the President, the first question will be related to the need to introduce life imprisonment for corruption of a particularly large scale. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced this in his video address.
"Should life imprisonment for corruption of a particularly large scale be introduced?" the President voiced a question to be answered by citizens on October 25.
Earlier, the President said that on the day of the local elections on October 25, Ukrainians will be asked five socially important issues.
The nationwide poll proposed by the President, unlike the referendum, will not have direct legal consequences, but will give every citizen an opportunity to speak on issues important to society. The need for this form of direct democracy is due to the fact that the content of politics in the state should be determined by the people. The state asks direct questions to society and receives direct answers without intermediaries.