BREXIT: Tug of War or Revolution

On March 29, 2019, the day originally slated for a United Kingdom departure from the European Union, Parliament rejected for a third time the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement. Based upon the decision reached among the 27 European leaders last week, Britain will now leave the EU on Friday April 12. Unless a major political change takes place, the Europeans will kick the Brits out with placards saying “Good riddance.”  However, within the British Isles deep divisions exist and their origin merits examination. Two groups have moved beyond jaw jaw to mobilizing and marching.

Ground Truth Briefing | Ukraine: Presidential Election Update

On March 31, Ukraine will hold its presidential election. Three candidates currently lead in the polls: the incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and comedian and actor Volodymyr Zelensky.

Who Is Supporting Ukraine’s Top Presidential Candidates?


With just a few days remaining until the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections on March 31, recent polls show Volodymyr Zelenskiy holding on in top place, with the support of almost 25 percent of likely voters. Yulia Tymoshenko, supported by 19 percent of likely voters, is in second place, followed closely by the incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko, with 17 percent.

Outsider Candidates

Presidential Candidate | Roberto Lavagna

Presidential Candidate | Nicolás del Caño

Presidential Candidate | Néstor Pitrola

Presidential Candidate | Miguel Pichetto