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Five political forces would enter parliament – poll

Posted by the Editor on October 28, 2008


News / 28 October 2008 | 17:49

Five political forces would enter parliament – poll

Five political forces would enter the Verkhovna Rada if the snap parliamentary poll took place in the nearest Sunday.

The results of the poll carried out by Razumkov Center say.

Thus, some 28.3% of those polled are ready to vote for the Party of Regions, the second place is occupied by the Block of Yulia Tymoshenko (some 27.5%), the third place – by the Communist Party (some 7.8%), Lytvyn’s Bloc occupies the fourth place with some 6.9%, and the Bloc of Victor Yushchenko on the fifth place with some 5.7%.

All the other political forces do not overcome the 3% barrier to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

In particular, some 2.5% of Ukrainians are ready to vote for Svoboda All-Ukrainian Union, some 1.7% – for the Socialist Party of Ukraine, some 1.6% – for the People’s Self-Defense, some 1.5% – for the Party of Industrialists and Businessmen, some 1.1% – for Chernovetskiy’s Bloc. Other parties received less than 1% of votes.

At the same time, some 5.5% of those polled speak against all political forces, and some 6.8% could not answer the question.

The poll was carried out on October 7-19. 10865 respondents in all regions of Ukraine were polled. The error margin does not exceed 1%.

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Yushchenko looses support of Ukrainians

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News / 28 October 2008 | 16:50

Yushchenko looses support of Ukrainians

The majority of citizens of Ukraine doesn’t support the activity of President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko. Andriy Bychenko, director of the sociological service named after Razumkov represented such data at a press conference today.

Bychenko emphasized that the situation with the support of politicians by citizens has worsened recently – Ukrainians don’t support the activity of almost all leading politicians of the country.

But President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has the worst situation. In October the support of the President has reached the lowest level. At the moment only 4.3% of respondents support the activity of the President, 13.5% people – only some actions. 75.6% people don’t support Yushchenko at all.

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BYuT promises to keep blocking the parliament

Posted by the Editor on October 28, 2008


News / 28 October 2008 | 16:00

BYuT promises to keep blocking the parliament

BYuT promises to keep blocking the parliament

The BYuT faction will keep on blocking the work of the Verkhovna Rada until the package of anti-crisis draft laws is considered as an urgent one.

According to UNIAN, BYuT faction leader Ivan Kyrylenko claimed this to journalists today.

According to him, last night an anti-crisis draft law was worked out, agreed, and submitted for consideration of parliament with a President’s signature, and namely this draft law must be considered by parliament first of all.

At the same time, the BYuT faction leader stressed, in the morning there were again attempts to put for the first voting some draft laws on financing the snap poll.

“So we encircled the rostrum and we will stand there until they put for voting the draft law on anti-crisis measures – which was signed by the President”, I.Kyrylenko stressed.

He noted BYuT hopes all factions will have enough common sense to support namely the president’s draft law.

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Free trade zone may be established between Ukraine and Turkey

Posted by the Editor on October 28, 2008


News / 28 October 2008 | 14:20

Free trade zone may be established between Ukraine and Turkey

Within the framework of his visit to Turkey, President Victor Yushchenko met the Prime Minister of the republic Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, according to the President`s press-office. During the meeting sides have discussed bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey particularly in economy, trade energy, space exploration, military, tourism, etc.

When making remarks on state of affairs between the counties both sides stressed appreciation of their development especially in trade and economic field.

For their further development the sides expressed for establishment of a free trade zone between Ukraine and Turkey.

Here President Yushchenko suggested inviting the European Commission to the talks thus making them trilateral, explaining his suggestion with the fact that Ukraine already conducts similar negotiations with the European Union.

Also Ukrainian side offered our country’s experience in space exploration with regard to Turkey’s plans to develop its space program.

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CEC demands one more decree on elections from Yushchenko

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News / 28 October 2008 | 15:10

CEC demands one more decree on elections from Yushchenko

The head of the Central Election Commission Volodymyr Shapoval considers that for proper arrangement of early parliamentary elections the President Viktor Yushchenko must issue a new decree on elections. He said that today, answering the journalists questions.

“If to hold elections it is necessary to set a new date, so I think it is necessary to issue a new decree. I am convinced that for legal and legitimate arrangement and holding of early elections one more decree is needed,” he said.

According to Shapoval, without such decree there are many legal and political problems.

He noted that it is very difficult to realize the President’s decree from September 9 on early elections, it is possible to realize it only with violation of terms.

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Ukraine and Turkey interested in visa free travel

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News / 28 October 2008 | 13:30

Ukraine and Turkey interested in visa free travel

Speaking to media at his joint press conference with the President of Turkey Abdullah Gül, President Yushchenko informed that the two countries have plans of establishing a free trade zone and liberalizing visa regulations up to cancellation of visas, according to the President`s press-office.  He informed that currently the two sides are close to partial canceling of visas for such citizens’ categories as journalists, students, businessmen, etc. In result of today’s talks Foreign Ministries of the two countries were instructed to elaborate specific mechanisms that would allow making concrete steps in that direction soon.

Also the two leaders reached agreement on beginning talks on free trade zone. Here President Yushchenko stressed that both countries consider free trade zone reasonable and put it as common goal in development of bilateral economic ties.

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Fitch says Ukraine hryvnia fall could hit rating

Posted by the Editor on October 28, 2008


News / 28 October 2008 | 12:00

Fitch says Ukraine hryvnia fall could hit rating

Ratings agency Fitch said on Monday any further sharp falls in Ukraine`s hrvynia could put the country`s rating under pressure but added an International Monetary Fund rescue deal could help restore confidence, Reuters reported.Fitch downgraded Ukraine to B+ with a negative Outlook on October 17, and director of Fitch`s sovereign group Andrew Colquhoun said the hrvynia , the banking sector, and haemorrhaging foreign reserves remained key concerns.

“A further drastic fall in the currency would cause considerable problems for the banking sector, particularly given how dollarised Ukrainian economy is,” he told Reuters in a telephone interview.

“It could put downward pressure on the rating… I wouldn`t say abolishing the currency band necessarily rules out the central bank intervening in the foreign exchange market… hopefully the IMF money should help restore confidence and so be supportive of the rating.”

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District Court gave the elections case to the Administrative Court

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News / 28 October 2008 | 12:45

District Court gave the elections case to the Administrative Court

District Court gave the elections case to the Administrative Court

District Court of Kyiv dismissed hearings on the Decree on Dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada because the MPs from BYuT recalled the case from the Court. The Decree will be regarded now in the Appeal Administrative Court.

The Administrative Appeal Court began hearing of the case concerning the Decree of the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko on Dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada and announced the break till 14-00.

The break was announced for the Court to read the original decision of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv. According to the representative of the President in the Court Ruslan Kyrylyuk, he means this measure as needless. According to the Decree of the President, this Court had been dissolved and could not make any decision.

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