Журнал Viche 2009 №11

№11, 2009

Political Class in Modern Ukraine: Background of Formation (Part 2)

Political history of Ukraine of the last 17 years is not merely the history of three presidents, six chairmen of the Verkhovna Rada, 12 governments, formation of political class, political leaders and political elite, reformation of the imperious systems, institutes of the legal state and civil society.

What features should the leader of the state have in order to influence on the situation developed in the society and to handle it?

Firstly, he should take on political responsibility and have an active position in relation to the processes which take place in the country. Secondly, while uniting nation, he should be aware of that the interests of political nation is the absolute priority in relation to any interests, in particular regional. Thirdly, he should hold intellectual requirements to himself at the appropriate level. Charles de Gaulle said: “Real rank which gives the right to order is high culture” [19].