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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Yatsenyuk on the ‘What If’ Scenario

Yatsenyuk: In the event of a roll call vote, I see no possibility for Yulia Tymoshenko not to become Prime Minister.

Interviewer: And what if Yulia Tymoshenko is not elected Prime Minister, will you quietly lay down your Speaker’s — what should I call it — mandate, and, bluntly put, will you resign from the Head of the Verkhovna Rada post?

Yatsenyuk: I guess that will be the right thing to do.


Anonymous said...


Why should Yatsenyuk resign as Speaker if Tymo is not elected PM? No way.

If I am up for a job with a friend and I am hired for but my friend is not, MUST I quit my job?

Heck NO. Unless, I choose to do so. And if I decide to remain on the job, if my friend is a true friend, they will understand. If they are not a true friend, the friendship will end.


Taras said...

That's what he said, and I have no reason to disagree.

There is no legitimate job market outside the choice of the people, as expressed in the parliamentary election results.

Yatsenyuk got the job only as a condition of the Orange Coalition agreement between BYuT and NUNS. If he choses to keep the job as a condition of a Grand Coalition agreement, he, along with the entire NUNS, will follow in Moroz’s footsteps.

I don't think he plans to end his political career that way. I think he’s too bright and too young for shyrka.

Anonymous said...

so no hopes for Tymo becoming PM, at this point?


Taras said...

As far as the public statements of key Orange figures can tell, there's going to be a re-nomination and a re-vote. The time frame remains unclear, though.