Tymoshenko's PM Chances to Be Tested Tuesday
On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Verkhovna Rada will pass a vote on Yulia Tymoshenko, nominated by President Viktor Yushchenko for the post of Prime Minister. "This is a clear requirement of law and rules of order," Speaker Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated today.
As the crucial vote approaches, suspicions of sabotage from the would-be opposition led by acting PM Viktor Yanukovych have intensified. Confronted with a hostile environment and a razor-thin vote margin, the Orange Coalition is offering the would-be opposition a cornucopia of political pacifiers, including the First Vice-Speaker post and control over key parliamentary committees.
In the event Tymoshenko fails to gain a majority, her failed wedding may become a choke point for the Orange Coalition, a scenario very much desired by her arch-rivals.
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