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CEC announces the number of invalid ballots

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2006


News / 28 March 2006 | 17:57

CEC announces the number of invalid ballots

CEC announces the number of invalid ballots

The Central Election Commission admitted 35,759 ballots to be invalid. It makes 1.98% out of the total amount, CEC Chairman Yaroslav Davydovych told Tuesday at the press conference.

According to the data of 2002, 3.71% ballots were invalid. “This year the voters handled the ballots more carefully,” concluded Davidovych.

By now, CEC has processed 18,051,041 ballots.

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President worried over slow ballot count

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2006


News / 28 March 2006 | 17:33

President worried over slow ballot count

President worried over slow ballot count

Victor Yushchenko sent telegrams to Yaroslav Davydovych, Head of the Central Election Commission, Ihor Drizhchany, Chief of Ukraine’s Security Service, Yuriy Lutsenko, Interior Minister, Oleksandr Medvedko, Prosecutor General, and governors of Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Lugansk, Kherson, Zaporizhzhya, Kyiv, Kirovograd, Mykolayiv, Chernivtsi, Odesa and Kharkiv oblasts to say he was worried over delays in ballot counting in these regions.

“This can be regarded as somebody’s premeditated effort to benefit this or that political force,” he wrote, President’s press office reported.

The President is convinced that the process is a very important stage of the Sunday election and so all ballots must be counted in accordance with laws.

“I demand that you adopt necessary measures to count all ballots without delays,” he said.

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Bulgaria to transport nuclear materials via Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2006


News / 28 March 2006 | 17:17

Bulgaria to transport nuclear materials via Ukraine

Bulgaria to transport nuclear materials via Ukraine

The Cabinet of Ukraine inked the resolution 161 of March 27, 2006 regulating the transportation of nuclear materials from Bulgaria to Russia via Ukraine.

The resolution approves of the draft agreement between the Ukraine’s Cabinet, Bulgarian and Russian governments on the transportation of nuclear materials between Bulgaria and the RF via Ukraine.

The State Nuclear Regulation Committee Chairman Olena Mykolajchuk is commissioned to sign the corresponding agreement and to introduce insignificant changes if necessary.

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The Socialist leader proposes two variants of coalition

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2006


News / 28 March 2006 | 16:59

The Socialist leader proposes two variants of coalition

The Socialist leader proposes two variants of coalition

Discussing the election with President of Ukraine, SPU leader Oleksandr Moroz announced two possible variants of Coalition Memorandum.

Judging by today’s meeting, there are no conclusions concerning the collation. According to Moroz, the parties hold talks on coalition but it is hard to speak on this subject before the final results.

He also stressed that the matter concerns “the coalition of people having the majority of votes.” The work is to continue tomorrow, and the agreement will be reached within few days, Moroz notes.

According to Moroz’s first possible variant of the memorandum, the right to nominate for the premiership will have a political force-coalition member which will gain the majority of votes. The rest of the ministers’ portfolios will be shared between the members of coalition in accordance with the number of votes they will gain.

Moroz’s second variant lays in distribution of the key offices by consensus of the coalition members.

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CEC processed more than 80% of protocols

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2006


News / 28 March 2006 | 16:35

CEC processed more than 80% of protocols

Central Election Committee continues processing protocols.
 
 

Leaders in regions
 

Regions

Leaders in regions

% for

%

processed protocols

 

Crimea

Party of Regions

58.24

79.51

 

Vinnitsa

BYuT

33.01

96.43

 

Volyn

BYuT

43.91

90.04

 

Dniepropetrovsk

Party of Regions

46.25

69.72

 

Donetsk

Party of Regions

73.78

78.91

 

Zhitomyr

BYuT

24.18

91.34

 

Zakarpattya

Our Ukraine bloc

26.09

91.50

 

Zaporizhzhya

Party of Regions

54.78

65.82

 

Ivano-Frankivsk

Our Ukraine bloc

47.51

79.61

 

Kyiv

BYuT

44.32

79.88

 

Kyrovograd

BYuT

27.84

73.47

 

Luhansk

Party of Regions

74.21

67.41

 

Lviv

Our Ukraine bloc

37.64

89.85

 

Mykolaiv

Party of Regions

47.82

67.82

 

Odesa

Party of Regions

48.38

74.06

 

Poltava

BYuT

26.29

90.28

 

Rivne

BYuT

30.92

90.58

 

Sumy

BYuT

30.33

82.09

 

Ternopil

Our Ukraine bloc

34.38

97.77

 

Kharkiv

Party of Regions

51.93

74.06

 

Kherson

Party of Regions

40.70

75.60

 

Khmelnitsk

BYuT

35.54

88.52

 

Cherkassy

BYuT

37.13

76.29

 

Cgernovtsy

BYuT

29.79

80.00

 

Chernihiv

BYuT

33.32

85.08

 

Kyiv city

BYuT

38.81

46.38

 

Sevastopol city

Party of Regions

64.30

47.80

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There are only two possible variants of coalition for Party of Regions

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News / 28 March 2006 | 16:16

There are only two possible variants of coalition for Party of Regions

There are only two possible variants of coalition for Party of Regions

Volodymyr Zubanov member of parliamentary faction of Party of Regions declares that “there are only two possible variants of coalition for Party of Regions, taking into account the fact that one of the political parties, namely BYuT, rejects vigorously any talks with Party of Regions.”

As reported press office of deputy Zubanov, the variants are as follows:

  • Party of Regions, Our Ukraine bloc, SPU – more than 300 votes, or
  • Party of Regions, SPU and Communistic party – more than 230 votes

Zubanov considers that Party of Regions must do its best to become the center of the coalition in order to fulfill the declared program.

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Borys Kolesnikov: The principles are more important than the portfolios

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2006


News / 28 March 2006 | 15:57

The principles are more important than the portfolios

Borys Kolesnikov: The principles are more important than the portfolios

The candidate for the parliamentary election Borys Kolesnikov stressed that “the principles are more important than any portfolios.”

Responding to the question relating to the possible coalition between NSNU and the Party of Regions, Kolesnikov mentioned: “Whatever coalition may be, the principles mean for us more than the portfolios. Our principles are simple and well-known for everyone. They are following: the Russian language should be the second official; out-of-bloc status; regional policy. These are our promises.”

“We win the election and we will be the powerful political force, approximately, for the next five years,” concluded Kolesnikov.

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Eastern region vote count delays raise concern in Ukraine election

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2006


News / 28 March 2006 | 15:37

Eastern region vote count delays raise concern in Ukraine election

Eastern region vote count delays raise concern in Ukraine election

The Democracy Development Foundation will postpone issuing its election observation preliminary statement today and will immediately increase the size of its observation teams in eastern regions where apparent problems are affecting the vote tabulation.

While more than 72% of the ballots nationwide have been counted as of 12:30 today, regional election commissions in Luhansk, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhiya, Mykolaiv and Kherson are reporting at a much slower rate than the rest of the country. The delays in these regions appear to be similar in pattern to those which occurred there during the fraudulent first and second rounds of the presidential elections in Ukraine in 2004.

Concerns were raised after the DDF observers noted that there has clearly been an attempt made to slow the process of reporting in these five oblasts. Furthermore, CEC Chairman Yaroslav Davidovych raised similar concerns on Election Day over the slow pace of the reporting process in these regions, as well as in Donetsk.

The Democracy Development Foundation will investigate the current counting process and will not make a statement on the parliamentary election until the tabulation process has been completed.

The Democracy Development Foundation, a Ukrainian NGO, is overseeing a team of 139 short term observers from ten countries which include: Moldova, Czech Republic, Uzbekistan, Canada, Japan, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA. Observers were deployed to every regions in Ukraine, and conducted pre-election meetings with various parties, members of the local media and election commissions, along with observing both the parliamentary and local elections on March 26.

The Democracy Development Foundation is a fully registered Ukrainian non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting democratic development in Ukraine.

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