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CEC registered more than hundred foreign observers

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News / 20 August 2007 | 17:43

CEC registered more than hundred foreign observers

CEC registered more than hundred foreign observers

The Central Election Committee registered 105 official observers from the international organizations at today’s meeting.

In particular, 63 official observers from the Bureau of democratic institutions and human rights of OSCE are registered, as well as two official observers from International Republican Institution.

Besides, the CEC registered 40 official observers from International public organization “For fair elections”.

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President met with CCU head

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News / 20 August 2007 | 17:12

President met with CCU head

President met with CCU head

President Viktor Yushchenko on Monday met with Andriy Stryzhak, head of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, President’s press office reports.

Yushchenko demands the Constitutional Court to be politically neutral. They spoke about the ways of fair elections holding and what laws the Constitutional Court needs to adopt in order to make its performance more effective.

Yushchenko congratulated Stryzhak on being elected head of the Constitutional Court. The President insisted that the court must promote and guarantee the rule of law and pledged to preserve its high status.

Maryna Stavniychuk, Yushchenko’s deputy chief of staff and representative to the Central Election Commission and the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, was present at the meeting.

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Lavrynovych: Salary debts have decreased

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News / 20 August 2007 | 16:44

Salary debts have decreased

Lavrynovych: Salary debts have decreased

In the first half of 2007, salary debts have decreased by UAH 146 M, Justice Minister Olexander Lavrynovych said. The Ministry of Justice press service informs.

According to Olexander Lavrynovych Ukraine has recently faced a tendency to increased salary debts.

“The most topical sectors, facing salary debts in Ukraine are mining, agriculture and defense,” Olexander Lavrynovych said. Cabinet’s press office reports.

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Yushchenko:There are no conditions for fair privatization

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News / 20 August 2007 | 16:15

There are no conditions for fair privatization

Yushchenko:There are no conditions for fair privatization

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has suspicion concerning institutions and forces, which initiate any privatization processes today. He stated at the press conference in the Secretariat, ForUm’s correspondent reports.

Yushchenko is assured that the acting legislation and the present State Property Fund can not hold impartial, objective, truly competitive and lawful privatization.

“I am deeply convinced this Government and the State Property Fund cannot stage an impartial, objective, truly competitive and lawful privatization. Under such circumstances, when the Government seeks to sell everything before the elections and the State Property Fund is unable to adhere to market principles, when staging privatizations, I believe it is necessary not to hold such auctions in this difficult political period,” Yushchenko said.

Yushchenko criticized the Government and the State Property Fund for selling Luganskteplovoz, calling that auction a “stain on Ukraine’s economic history”.

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Yanukovych advises local authorities not to interfere in election campaign

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News / 20 August 2007 | 15:50

Yanukovych advises local authorities not to interfere in election campaign

Yanukovych advises local authorities not to interfere in election campaign

Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych calls on regional executive authorities to provide the vital activity of the regions, but no to be busy with the election campaign. Yanukovych said at the conference on development of entrepreneurship, innovation and investment activity in Chernihiv.

“Of course, on September 30 the political event will take place. But this is not the question of executive authority, entrepreneurs or business, this is the question of politicians,” Yanukovych said.

According to him, the priority tasks of the executive authority are timely cropping, preparation for autumn field works, preparation for winter and the budget of 2008 preparation.

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President is against coalition of OU with PR

Posted by the Editor on August 20, 2007


News / 20 August 2007 | 15:16

President is against coalition of OU with PR

President is against coalition of OU with PR

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko doesn’t support the joining of part of “Our Ukraine” party  with the Party of Regions in the coalition after the early elections. He stated at the press conference, ForUm’s correspondent reports.

“I do not support any partial joining…We must thing not only with whom to join, but we shouldn’t forget around what we unite, in order the consequence and the reason do not confuse each other,” the Head of the State said.

Then the President voiced his address to the political forces of Ukraine, which participate in the elections: “I am upset that, driving on Ukrainian roads and seeing political advertisements, one can see the methods and means of political behavior whose purpose is not to propose a vision of how to achieve prosperity but how to discredit someone through political tricks and gambles. I am convinced this is a method for weak politicians because strong politicians always come out and say: “I do not care who stand to the left and who stands to the right. I have a program which I propose during the campaign and I know that this program is dedicated to Ukraine”.

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Yushchenko to meet with Putin after elections

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News / 20 August 2007 | 14:28

Yushchenko to meet with Putin after elections

Yushchenko to meet with Putin after elections

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has told that he will visit Russia after the elections. He stated at the press conference on Monday.

“The visit will be at the level of the NSDC and Foreign Ministries, I would say so. The initialling of all documents has been already made,” the Head of the State said.

Yushchenko informed that four weeks ago Ukrainian side had sent more than 20 initiatives to Russia concerning bipartite relations.

“It’s better to hold such contacts at the highest level after the elections,” the President said.

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President Viktor Yushchenko addresses Ukrainian people

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News / 20 August 2007 | 13:40

President Viktor Yushchenko addresses Ukrainian people

President Viktor Yushchenko addresses Ukrainian people

Yushchenko calls on Ukraine’s political forces, media and society to ensure that the parliamentary elections on September 30 is held in a “maximally honest and fair and exceptionally lawful” manner, President’s press office reports.

“I would like to use my press conference to address, first of all, the leaders of political forces. Let’s be virtuous and honest on this political path anddetermine winners in Ukraine ata lawful political competition. Today’s politicians must use no other tricks, no other speculation as their tools. Let’s learn political culture. I am calling on the political leaders and those institutions, which work to ensure that the electionsare held lawfully, to do this. No doubt, the poll will be fair and lawful, as there is the law. I am convinced that law enforcement bodies are changing their attitude towards the law, treating it as something sacred. There are journalists with their free and democratic word. There is the President. Finally, there is Ukraine’s healthysociety, which will allow no falsifications of the election,” Yushenko said

Yushchenko reiterates his demand that Ukraine’s reelected parliament repeal legislative immunity.

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