Eurovision bronze medalist and JESC host Zlata Ognevich has been nominated as one of the candidates for the new parliament of Ukraine. The “Gravity” singer is listed as one of the nominees of Oleh Lyashko’s Radical Party under her birth name Inna Bordiug. The Ukrainians vote for the new parliament today, on October 26.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and his bloc are the hot favourites to win the elections. Zlata’s party—the nationalist and right-winged Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko—led the polls during the summer but have fallen to fourth place in the latest polls. In 2012 they earned one seat in the Ukrainian parliament, but have seen a swift rise in popularity following recent tensions.
The party seeks to create “a society of equal opportunity and universal welfare”. Lyashko, who is pro-European, promises to fight corruption and enact major political and economic reforms.
Zlata isn’t only focusing on her political career, though. She recently premiered her new single “Ice and Fire” together with Eurovision 2011 winner Eldar “Ell” Gasimov.