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Lutsenko wants to see Tymoshenko PM

Posted by the Editor on October 4, 2007


News / 4 October 2007 | 17:57

Lutsenko wants to see Tymoshenko PM

Lutsenko wants to see Tymoshenko PM

Leader of “Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense” bloc Yury Lutsenko states on readiness of OU-PSD to support BYuT leader Yulia Tymoshenko to be PM of Ukraine. He said that today at a press conference, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“In case BYuT proposes Tymoshenko for PM position, I am sure of it by 101%, we will support it,” Lutsenko said.

Lutsenko also does not exclude that Vyacheslav Kyrylenko or Volodymyr Lytvyn, in case he will join democratic coalition, will be a speaker of the parliament.

According to Lutsenko, at first it is necessary to hear Lytvyn’s point of view and then to act.

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Foreign Ministers affirmed conception of CIS development

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News / 4 October 2007 | 17:31

Foreign Ministers affirmed conception of CIS development

Foreign Ministers affirmed conception of CIS development

The council of Foreign Ministers of the CIS member states affirmed conception of CIS development. Foreign Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk told journalists after the session of the council.

According to him, Ukraine made emphasize on economic aspect.

The Minister informed that economic strategy of the CIS development will be prepared as soon as possible.

Also, according to Yatsenyuk, the social aspect is also preformed in the conception, in particular, social support for retired employees, invalids, veterans of the World War ll.

At the same time, the Minister has informed that the agreement on conception of migration policy has not been yet achieved. That’s why the active work on harmonization of Conception of migration policy is being held.

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Moroz wants Tymoshenko to be PM

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News / 4 October 2007 | 17:10

Moroz wants Tymoshenko to be PM

Moroz wants Tymoshenko to be PM

Leader of Socialist Party Olexander Moroz admitted defeat of his political force at elections-2007 and hopes for government formation headed by Yulia Tymoshenko. The ForUm reports, referring to SPU press service.

In particular, Moroz noted that elections are illegal and initiated by the President for subjective interests of some politicians.

Moroz noted that the matter does not concern the party but the whole society. “Society like a person learns from own experience. Experience must be gained. That’s why I would like Tymoshenko’s government to work at least for two years,” Moroz noted. “A year when it will blame former government for failures. And a year when there will be no one to be blamed for,” Moroz said, adding that a hope of electors that Tymoshenko as a PM will give something to society is the main disadvantage of our society and is a sign of its immaturity.

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Yanukovych: We propose wide coalition

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News / 4 October 2007 | 16:47

We propose wide coalition

Yanukovych: We propose wide coalition

Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych claims that it is very important for Ukraine to form coalition and government. He said at the meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ukraine William Taylor. ForUm reports, referring to the press service of the government.

“We should form parliamentary coalition and government as soon as possible,” Yanukovych said.

“Nothing unexpected has happened. As we have expected, knowing the people’s mood, the Party of Regions has won,” Viktor Yanukovych said, commenting the results of the parliamentary elections. “It means that the party-winner, according to democratic principles, has the right to form a coalition.”

“Today we have begun consultations with parties-winners, in particular, created a working group and represented our proposals. We propose a wide coalition which can give a possibility to stabilize the situation but not divide our country,” Viktor Yanukovych said. He expressed confidence that the People’s deputies of the Verkhovna Rada new composition have an opportunity to form such coalition.

William Taylor congratulated Ukrainian people and the Party of Regions on holding good elections. “The election campaign was fair and now it is time to form the coalition. It is necessary to transform the people’s vote into the power which will bring Ukraine to prosperity,” the U.S. Ambassador noted.

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OU-PSD doesn’t intend to negotiate with PR

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News / 4 October 2007 | 16:31

OU-PSD doesn't intend to negotiate with PR

OU-PSD doesn’t intend to negotiate with PR

Member of the “Our Ukraine – People’s Self-Defense” bloc Taras Stetskiv disproves the statement of the representatives of the Party of Regions concerning the negotiations concerning the coalition formation between these two blocs.
 
“These statements do not correspond to reality,” Stetskiv said.
 
 He has noted that for today the OU-PSD doesn’t intend to hold talks with the Party of Regions. “These statements are the attempt to bluff and make voters doubt,” he said.
 
Stetskiv has noted that the OU-PSD will fulfill its obligations and form the coalition only with the BYuT. According to him, OU-PSD leader Yuriy Lutsenko, who has met with the President today, also holds such position.
 
OU-PSD representative has added that negotiations with the PR may be held but only concerning the question on the PR activity in the parliamentary opposition.

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President intends to improve quality of education

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News / 4 October 2007 | 16:07

President intends to improve quality of education

President intends to improve quality of education

President Viktor Yushchenko on Thursday presented state awards to the nation’s top educators.

In his speech, the president said the government must developeducation and support teachers in Ukraine. “I am convinced there are two things thatwill determine Ukraine’s competitiveness: education and technologies. We must draw political conclusions so that the state should give more to education. This must become the nation’s priority number one,” he said, according to president’s press office.

Speaking about strategic reforms in the system of education, Yushchenko said it was important to improve the quality of education and create what he calls a “kindergarten-school-university triad.” He urged the Education Ministry to revise its curriculums, computerize schools and build new educational facilities.

The president called onUkrainian teachers toteach their pupils to be patriots, adding that the country should benefit from its membership in the Bologna process and adapt its educational standards to those in the European Union. He said the introduction of independent testing at schools would help fight corruption and described it as a “good example of an honest and fair selection.”

Yushchenko pledged to support teachers, expressing hopes Ukraine’s new parliament and government will raise their salaries by 58% in 2008. He also suggested paying a 20% bonus to rural teachers and increasingstate benefits fororphans studying at universities.

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BYuT does not plan to negotiate with PR

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News / 4 October 2007 | 15:50

BYuT does not plan to negotiate with PR

BYuT does not plan to negotiate with PR

BYuT does not plan in near future any negotiations with Party of Regions. One of the BYuT leaders Mykola Tomenko said that today, commenting on statement of PR representatives concerning their plans to hold negotiations with BYuT.

Tomenko has noted that BYuT does not change its position on formation of new power in Ukraine. According to him, formation must be held in two stages. The first stage foresees coalition between BYuT and “OU-PSD” bloc, without participation of Party of Regions. During the second stage legal status of parliamentary opposition, where Party of Regions will be, must be defined.

Tomenko noted that for discussion of issue on status of opposition and adoption in the second reading correspondent draft bill, initiated by BYuT, Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko is ready to hold consultations. “No other negotiations BYuT does not plan to hold with Party of Regions ,” he said.

As a reminder, today Bohatyryova has emphasized that the Party of Regions has proposed all parties-winners to hold negotiations, and the BYuT as well.

“We have information that the BYuT can hold negotiations a little bit latter. They will tell us the time today in the evening,” Bohatyryova noted.

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CEC: All electronic data correspond to protocols data

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News / 4 October 2007 | 15:32

All electronic data correspond to protocols data

CEC: All electronic data correspond to protocols data

Chairman Deputy of the Central Election Committee Zhanna Usenko-Chorna claims that all electronic data correspond to paper protocols data. She has told journalists today.

“For today the CEC has received about 100 protocols of the district election committees. Meanwhile, some protocols returns in connection with mistakes and inaccuracies. But for the present all electronic data correspond to paper protocols data, which the CEC has received,” she said.

Usenko-Chorna informed that the CEC had received the addresses of People’s deputies’ candidates from the Communist party, the Socialist party, and the Party of Regions, in which it is pointed out the possible disparity of electronic data and paper protocols.

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