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NSDCU Secretary backs the urgent formation of the coalition

Posted by the Editor on March 31, 2006


News / 31 March 2006 | 18:10

NSDCU Secretary backs the urgent formation of the coalition

NSDCU Secretary backs the urgent formation of the coalition

The Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Anatoly Kinakh declares for the urgent formation of the coalition for the new parliament not to delay with the legislative activity.

“We need to settle the questions of democratic coalition creation and then to form professional and capable coalition-cabinet as quickly as possible,” stressed Kinakh.

To his mind, it is inadmissible to aggravate the situation after the parliamentary election, “we have no spare time to heighten the confrontation.”

The parliament must aim its activity at the adoption of the statutes which will contribute to the effectiveness of the government in Ukraine, Kinakh noted.

The laws of the first priority are following: On the Cabinet of Ukraine; On the President of Ukraine (new edition); On the Opposition and the series of the statutes regulating the local authorities’ functions.

Kinakh stressed the Constitutional Court of Ukraine must launch functioning in order “to prevent the legal nihilism within the country.”

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Elections hampered work of Yushchenko-Putin commission

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News / 31 March 2006 | 17:51

Elections hampered work of Yushchenko-Putin commission

Elections hampered work of Yushchenko-Putin commission

Deputy Chief of Staff Anatoly Matvienko stresses necessity to renew work of intergovernmental Ukrainian-Russian commission “Yushchenko-Putin” after the end of elections in Ukraine.

Matvienko noted that the “election campaign hampered the work of the commission, and necessary level of the dialogue is being renewed.”

He also informed that after the end of election process Ukrainian party expects visit of RF President Vladimir Putin, and confirmed that within the preparation to the visit there is a problem of inventory of RF Black Sea Fleet.

Matvienko stressed that the problem of RF BSF is the key one in the work of Yushchenko-Putin commission.

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For whom voted those, who are over 60?

Posted by the Editor on March 31, 2006


News / 31 March 2006 | 17:39

For whom voted those, who are over 60?

For whom voted those, who are over 60?

According to data from an exit poll, carried out on March 26 by “Democratic Initiatives” Fund, Kyiv international institute of sociology and Oleksandr Rasumkov’s Center of economic and political researches, the majority of voters for Party of Regions are people over 60 (36% of all electorate of PR).

Andrey Bychenko, head of Oleksandr Rasumkov’s Center of economic and political researches, also noted that Socialist party, Communistic party, bloc of Natalia Vitrenko and Ukrainian bloc of Kostenko and Plushch were supported by voters over 60 as well.

Among the supporters of Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko are people at the age from 40 to 49. Our Ukraine bloc attracts people at the age from 30 to 39, informed Bychenko, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

 “Viche” party, opposition bloc “Ne TAK!” and Pora-PRP enjoy the support of the youth (from 18 to 29 years old).

Besides, the results of the exit poll allow to say that Party of Regions enjoys less support of people with high education (27.5%), but inspires love of people with secondary special education (35%).

The majority of supporters of BYuT’s ideology have high education (25.2%), and of Our Ukraine bloc – incomplete secondary education (15.8%)

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Narodny Rukh Ukraine: The coalition should be orange

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News / 31 March 2006 | 17:18

The coalition should be orange

Narodny Rukh Ukraine: The coalition should be orange

Narodny Rukh Ukraine (People’s Movement) urges to create coalition consistd of Nasha Ukraina, BYuT and the Socialist Party of Ukraine, the NRU Political Council statement of March 28 said.

“Thereby, consider necessary to form a coalition of democratic forces in Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The coalition must consist of orange coalition-2004 (Nasha Ukraina, BYuT and SPU) and other ideologically allied parties which will overcome the 3% barrier,” stated the declaration.

The document marked out the Coalition Memorandum must include Ukraine’s exterior and interior priorities, propose the partners to work out the program of the Cabinet’s activity and set the candidate for the premiership and the Speaker’s office. Moreover, the Memorandum should have the regulations relating to the draft bill on the opposition.

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President Yushchenko claims to recalculate the votes of some polling stations

Posted by the Editor on March 31, 2006


News / 31 March 2006 | 15:55

President Yushchenko claims to recalculate the votes of some polling stations

President Yushchenko claims to recalculate the votes of some polling stations

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko stands for recalculations of the votes in case there are evidences of serious violations, Deputy Chairman of the President’s Secretariat Anatoly Matveyenko told Friday at the press conference.

“If the figurants – the participants of the election rush – have at their disposal certain documents witnessed the violations, the results should be revised,” said Matveyenko.

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President meets Malyarenko, Lutsenko and Drizhchany

Posted by the Editor on March 31, 2006


News / 31 March 2006 | 15:35

President meets Malyarenko, Lutsenko and Drizhchany

President meets Malyarenko, Lutsenko and Drizhchany

Victor Yushchenko has met face-to-face with Vasyl Malyarenko, Chairman of Ukraine’s Supreme Court, Yuri Lutsenko, Interior Minister, and Ihor Drizhchany, Head of Security Service of Ukraine, President’s press office reported.

They spoke about results of the Sunday vote  and discussed ways to preserve political and social stability in the country.

“Now it is really important to form a coalition and then a new government and also preserve law and order in Ukraine,” he said.

The Chief of State reiterated that the elections had been conducted democratically and said allegations about manipulations at the polls should have “documentary proofs.”

“The government’s readiness to recount ballots at some regional polls is a further proof of our honesty,” he added.

Then Mr. Yushchenko said “we cannot protect civil rights having no impartial and independent courts” and so insisted that it was vital to introduce judicial reforms.

“Corruption in courts is one of the reasons why those who rigged the 2004 election have not been punished,” he said. 

When speaking about a future parliamentary coalition, the President said he was convinced that leading political forces would soon reach understanding and formulate a coalition concept.

He urged their leaders to find ideological compromises and build steady fundamentals of Ukraine’s state policy.

Mr. Yushchenko believes they can unite to continue carrying out this year’s presidential address to the Verkhovna Rada and his election program “Ten Steps for the People.”

“I am sure these documents are basic for integration of Ukraine’s democratic forces,” he opined.

The Head of State also assured all he was ready to cooperate with both a parliamentary majority and opposition forces. 

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Yushchenko calls politicians to stop confrontation

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News / 31 March 2006 | 15:06

Yushchenko calls politicians to stop confrontation

Yushchenko calls politicians to stop confrontation

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko considers that parties-winners of the parliamentary elections must stop confrontation, as declared deputy Head of President’s Secretariat Anatoly Matvienko on today’s press conference.

“The President is convinced Ukraine needs two things: continuation of democratic reforms and integration into Europe on the one hand, and overcoming of split in the society on the other,” said Matvienko.

According to him, the first goal may be achieved by formation of coalition of democratic forces in the Parliament. The achievement in the second one needs a work out of forms of an efficient dialogue with all parties, and first of all with BYuT and Party of Regions. These parties should realize the importance of the second problem – overcoming of the split in the society,” added Matvienko.

He noted that to unite these two constituents of the future policy of Ukraine is very difficult, as both “orange” and “white and blue” voters do not perceive the idea of a compromise. “It is the consequence, and political parties should not only answer for this, but to realize and to correct their policy. Keeping confrontation line is a road to nowhere. This is principal position of the President,” declared Matvienko.

He also reported that consultation, held by Yushchenko with the leaders of the parties-winners, will be continued.

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Great Britain welcomes honest elections in Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on March 31, 2006


News / 31 March 2006 | 14:33

Great Britain welcomes honest elections in Ukraine

Great Britain welcomes honest elections in Ukraine

In his letter to the President of Ukraine British Prime Minister Tony Blair welcomes the first honest and democratic elections in Ukraine.

“It is an important step towards democracy in Ukraine and Europe. It is a clear signal that orange revolution keeps its promises,” President’s press office cited the letter.

British PM added that free election in Ukraine witnesses that the Ukrainian power follows the chosen course.

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