In an exclusive interview, newly elected member of the Ukrainian Parliament, Hanna Hopko, shares her thoughts on post-election voter expectations and the challenges she and her party faces. Her party, the Samopomich (“Self-Reliance”) Party, polled at less than 5% before the election. But after the votes were counted, Samopomich is the third largest party in Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine.

About Hanna Hopko
Hanna Hopko is a newly elected member of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine. She represents the Samopomich (“Self-Reliance”) Party. Previously she was best known as a civic activist, journalist, ecology advocate, and social communications PhD.