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Yushchenko says ready to dissolve parliament

Posted by the Editor on October 2, 2008


News / 2 October 2008 | 17:40

Yushchenko says ready to dissolve parliament

Yushchenko says ready to dissolve parliament

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko is ready to dissolve the parliament if no coalition is created during the period fixed by the Constitution.

According to UNIAN, he claimed this to a press conference in Lviv on Thursday.

“I support consultations, dialogs, I will give political forces an opportunity to conduct this dialog, but if no respective joint statement is made during this period [till 24.00 of today], I will exercise my right to dissolve the parliament”, the President said.

According to Victor Yushchenko, the laws cancelled by parliament today may be only the beginning of talks on restoring the democratic coalition.

The President stressed that the today’s decisions may just form a basis for talks on creating the coalition of the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko, Our Ukraine – People’s Self-Defense Bloc, and the Lytvyn’s Bloc. There are still many problems to be solved, including expressing a joint position on Georgia, he said.

Victor Yushchenko expressed concern that the laws, which were canceled today, may be adopted again in several days.

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Chornovil: The Party of Regions involved in primitive intrigues

Posted by the Editor on October 2, 2008


News / 2 October 2008 | 16:40

Chornovil: The Party of Regions involved in primitive intrigues

The Party of Regions is involved in primitive and not nice intrigues and ruined the talks with BYuT.

The PR deputy Taras Chornovil told journalists commenting on his decision to leave the party.

He declared he is going to leave politics. “I will stay and keep working in the committee on foreign affairs; I think I do this job well. As for political activity, well, there is no politics as it is,” Chornovil said.

The deputy noted he is not leaving the faction. “I leave the party and don’t take part in the next elections, whatever they are,” he underlined.

“Supporting the President we ruined the possibility of normal and stable development of the country,” he said. According to him, the Party of Regions knew that the President wanted to destroy the VR and parliamentarianism itself in the country.

According to Chornovil, the President wants to make the parliament unable to function and not to announce early elections.

“In this case the President will adopt changes to the Constitution by means of the referendum, and these changes will give him power for ages,” he added.

The deputy also noted that this process started in the party two-three week ago. “I tried to influence it, but nobody listened to,” he said.

Chornovil also denied any accusations of support of BYuY. “I don’t support anyone. I support normal position, when it was possible to form powerful majority between BYuT and the PR avoiding political issues,” he underscored.

“It won’t happen now, and I don’t want to play this,” he added.

According to him, it was the Party of Regions who ruined the talks with BYuT on the coalition formation after having submitted the draft bill on the state service concerning obligatory knowledge of the Russian language for state officials.

“This draft bill put BYuT into awkward situation,” Chornovil summed up.

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Chornovil told about PR’s plan: Early elections

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News / 2 October 2008 | 15:50

Chornovil told about PR’s plan: Early elections

The Party of Regions has taken a decision to struggle for holding of early elections by any means

Taras Chornovil MP from the Party of Regions stated today.

According to him, the PR thinks that early elections will take place and it will obtain the Constitutional majority. “Let the naïve look at results of the last early elections and how many people voted. If now elections take place, the participation of voters will be lower by about 20 %” Chornovil considers.

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Chornovil told about PR’s plan: Early elections

Posted by the Editor on October 2, 2008


News / 2 October 2008 | 15:50

Chornovil told about PR’s plan: Early elections

The Party of Regions has taken a decision to struggle for holding of early elections by any means

Taras Chornovil MP from the Party of Regions stated today.

According to him, the PR thinks that early elections will take place and it will obtain the Constitutional majority. “Let the naïve look at results of the last early elections and how many people voted. If now elections take place, the participation of voters will be lower by about 20 %” Chornovil considers.

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Taras Chornovil withdraws from the Party of Regions

Posted by the Editor on October 2, 2008


News / 2 October 2008 | 15:00

Taras Chornovil withdraws from the Party of Regions

Taras Chornovil decided to withdraw from the Party of Regions. He told the journalist.ForUm

Members of the Party of Regions know about his decision.

However, MP from the Party of Regions O.Yefremov told that this decision was a great surprise for him.

“I respect Taras very much. We have to find our reasons of his decision in such a moment. We are regretting greatly,” Yefremov told.

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Parliament cancelled the amendments to the law on Constitutional Court

Posted by the Editor on October 2, 2008


News / 2 October 2008 | 14:30

Parliament cancelled the amendments to the law on Constitutional Court

The Verkhovna Rada has backed a President’s proposal and cancelled the amendments to the law on Constitutional Court.

226 MPs out of 448 presented in the chamber of parliament voted for this.

In particular, all members of the BYuT (156 votes) and OU-PSD factions (70 votes) voted for this.

As reported earlier, amendments to the law on Constitutional Court were adopted by parliament on September 2. In particular, the amendments forbade the President to repeatedly suspend government’s decrees on which  a Constitutional Court issued its ruling.

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Presidential Secretariat denies that Yushchenko grabbed PM’s plane

Posted by the Editor on October 2, 2008


News / 2 October 2008 | 14:00

Presidential Secretariat denies that Yushchenko grabbed PM’s plane

The Ukrainian Presidential Secretariat denies the Prime Minister’s statement that as if President Victor Yushchenko grabbed the plane by which Yulia Tymoshenko was due to fly to Moscow on Thursday.

President’s press-office head Larysa Mudrak told UNIAN that, by security canons, they always prepare two planes, main and “reserve”, for President’s flights.

After the emergency landing, the President left for Lviv namely by his reserve plane, she said.

L.Mudrak pointed out that, on the whole, the State Executive Office has five planes for flights of the President, the Prime Minister, and the Verkhovna Rada Speaker.

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Presidential Secretariat denies that Yushchenko grabbed PM’s plane

Posted by the Editor on October 2, 2008


News / 2 October 2008 | 14:00

Presidential Secretariat denies that Yushchenko grabbed PM’s plane

The Ukrainian Presidential Secretariat denies the Prime Minister’s statement that as if President Victor Yushchenko grabbed the plane by which Yulia Tymoshenko was due to fly to Moscow on Thursday.

President’s press-office head Larysa Mudrak told UNIAN that, by security canons, they always prepare two planes, main and “reserve”, for President’s flights.

After the emergency landing, the President left for Lviv namely by his reserve plane, she said.

L.Mudrak pointed out that, on the whole, the State Executive Office has five planes for flights of the President, the Prime Minister, and the Verkhovna Rada Speaker.

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