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Baloha: OU-PSD holds fair election campaign

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News / 3 September 2007 | 18:00

OU-PSD holds fair election campaign

Baloha: OU-PSD holds fair election campaign

The OU-PSD will not sign any declarative documents on honesty of the election campaign for it doesn’t see any sense in that. The chairman of the Bloc’s headquarters Viktor Baloha said that in an interview, commenting on PR proposition to sign a code of political forces’ behaviour during elections, OU-PSD press service reported.
Baloha considered such initiative a part of the PR image renewal activity. “The party, which was fairly accused of using “black” PR and rough techniques at the campaigns in 2004 and 2006, now actively tries to renew its image. It’s clear that a slogan of honest elections suits the case ideally,” he noted.

Baloha stressed that no code can substitute legislation in force. “Law is one and for everyone. Today we have a rather wide legislation basis that allows holding elections in an open, responsible and decent way. The laws should be abided by in a real, not declarative way then there will be no need in any additional statements. In case of law breakage one should appeal not to a code but to a court that should establish the issue,” he said. 

The chairman of the Bloc’s headquarters pointed out that the President Viktor Yushchenko publicly cautioned elections’ participants against using unfair techniques. The OU – PSD as a frankly pro-presidential force is totally unite with the president’s position and carries it’s campaign openly and with respect to rivals. Nobody can name any case of the Bloc’s violation of election law or the slightest disrespect to its rivals. We will react to any such case immediately and strictly”.

Baloha stressed that the code proposed by the PoR is not known by people and haven’t even been published at the party’s web site. He reminded that at the same time the OU – PSD repeatedly invited it’s rivals to open TV debates. “Live broadcast will show who is who. For it’s impossible to pour dirt out as mean and shameless anonyms are used to do. But up to now none of the OU – PSD Bloc’s rivals haven’t proved his readiness to debate openly”.

Baloha informed that the Bloc is carefully monitoring how political forces and especially their informational parts are abiding by election laws. “We will inform society about any found cases of law breakages, “black”, “gray” and other dirty PR. The OU – PSD is armed by laws, not codes,” Baloha said.

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Political parties and blocs are given half an hour each on radio and TV

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News / 3 September 2007 | 17:30

Political parties and blocs are given half an hour each on radio and TV

Political parties and blocs are given half an hour each on radio and TV

On Monday the Central Election Commission by means of drawing decided sequence of air given by National television company and National radio company to political parties and blocs for election agitation, the ForUm‘s correspondent informs. Moreover sequence of publications of election campaigns in newspapers “Voice of Ukraine” and “Uryadovy courier” was decided at the CEC session.

In scope of the CEC session, the chairman Volodymyr Shapoval reminded that according to the law on elections, political parties who are the subjects of election process have right to use state mass media at expense of state budget.

According to this law, political parties and blocs are given half an hour of air on 1st national TV channel and half an hour of radio air. It is very important that the time is given in period from 19-20 p.m.

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Yanukovych congratulates winners of the International Pupils’ Olympiads

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News / 3 September 2007 | 16:40

Yanukovych congratulates winners of the International Pupils' Olympiads

Yanukovych congratulates winners of the International Pupils’ Olympiads

Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych communicated with 25 winners and medalists of the International Pupils’ Olympiads and gave presents to them.

Viktor Yanukovych expressed congratulations and thanked the Olympiad winners noting: “You and I, together with our Government, together with our state are working and creating a positive image of our country. In other words, you are dealing with an image policy, as we officials do. What you do – is very important for every one of you, and for the state as a whole, because your victories at international Olympiads give an opportunity to have an idea of our country, of the Ukrainian people”, Cabinet press office reports.

According to the Head of Government, 25 medals of the Ukrainian pupils, is a great victory of our country, and great personal achievements and, undoubtedly, achievements of the teachers, parents and everyone who have helped the winners to gain education necessary for winning these medals.

At that Viktor Yanukovych noted that “the level of education, development of our country – are, undoubtedly, evaluated in the world and this fact gives more competitiveness to our state”. It obtains rating estimates of different spheres which enable us to fulfill our financial policy at the world’s financial markets.

The PM stressed that the Government spares no effort “to make Ukrainian school able to provide proper education for our children, guarantee access to the best world’s experience, best training technologies owing to computer equipment, the most up-to-date programs”. According to Viktor Yanukovych, the first steps toward such level have been made as a pilot project “School of Future” started. The first school has been opened this year in Yalta.

At the end the Head of Government wished the youth a good school year, to be confident, strong, intelligent and face the future with confidence. “Undoubtedly, you are our hope, hope of our generation that you will work better, will have opportunities to do more for our state than we do today,” Viktor Yanukovych said.

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Yanukovych will not dismiss Ministers until elections

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News / 3 September 2007 | 15:56

Yanukovych will not dismiss Ministers until elections

Yanukovych will not dismiss Ministers until elections

Prime Minster of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych stated that there will be no changes in Government’s staff until elections. He said that on Sunday in an interview to “Inter” TV channel, answering the question whether Rudkovsky Transport Minister and Shufrych emergency Ministers are going to be dismissed, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“I deny any accusation in Government address. It is a single branch of power that today provides activity of the country,” he said.

He also noted that he realizes high responsibility of Government before the society. “That’s why we will never allow thework of any Ministry to be destabilized. The situation will be in reliable arms,” he stressed.

Moreover, Yanukovych expressed opinion that composition of next Government must be formed on the competitive base.

Yanukovych noted that process of formation of coalition Government majority is difficult issue. Yanukovych has experience in coalition Government formation since 2002.

Yanukovych noted that he does not divide specialist according to political parties. “I estimate them in accordance with their professional qualities,” he said

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President gives interview to Associated Press

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News / 3 September 2007 | 15:15

President gives interview to Associated Press

President gives interview to Associated Press

In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, President Viktor Yushchenko described Ukraine’s snap parliamentary elections as a “seminal event for society”, president’s press office reports.

“The snap parliamentary poll is the sole democratic means to resolve the political crisis and one of the efficient meanstofight political corruption,” he said and expressed hopes the country’s democratic forces would win on September 30.

Yushchenko also said Ukrainians should adopt their new constitution at a nationwide referendum.

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Moroz asks Yushchenko and Yanukovych to come to VRU

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News / 3 September 2007 | 14:44

Moroz asks Yushchenko and Yanukovych to come to VRU

Moroz asks Yushchenko and Yanukovych to come to VRU

The VRU speaker of V convocation Olexander Moroz has officially addressed 450 People’s deputies, President Viktor Yushchenko, PM Viktor Yanukovych and Minister to participate in VRU session on September 4. He said that today at a press conference, the ForUm‘s correspondent informs.

Moroz noted that he did not specify whether President and Cabinet member to be at the session. Speaking about People’s deputies, he said that it is their constitutionally obligation.

Moroz also informed that today at conciliatory council People’s deputies from PR, CPU, SPU and BYuT were present.

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Bogatyryova advises opposition to apply to court

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News / 3 September 2007 | 14:15

Bogatyryova advises opposition to apply to court

Bogatyryova advises opposition to apply to court

Raisa Bogatyryova the PR faction leader advises opposition to apply to court, she said that today in an interview, the ForUm‘s correspondent informs.

“Those who have doubts concerning legality of tomorrow’s VRU session may apply to court,” said.

According to her, on Tuesday the parliament will consider issues on People’s deputies immunity and benefits cancellation.

“Maybe, instead of to hold NSDC session the President and opposition will come tomorrow to participate in the VRU session and we will adopt changes to the Constitution,” she suggested.

Bogatyryova also informed that today at 16 p.m. Coalition session will take place where issue on immunity cancellation will be discussed.

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PR proposes opposition to hold “public competitions"

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News / 3 September 2007 | 13:54

PR proposes opposition to hold “public competitions"

Coalition of national unity does not hold talks with opposition concerning withdrawal of resignation applications. The PR faction’s leader Raisa Bogatyryova said that on Monday in an interview, the ForUm‘s correspondent informs. She noted that any discussion on vital issues must be held transparently.

“It is necessary to begin public-political competition,” she said adding that coalition proposes opposition to hold public competitions during tomorrow’s plenary session of the VRU.

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