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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Yushchenko Renominates Tymoshenko; Regionalists Blockade Rostrum

Following the President’s renomination of Yulia Tymoshenko to the post of Prime Minister, members of the Party of Regions have blockaded the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada, preventing it from meeting in session.

This move, according to BYuT MP Oleksandr Turchynov, breaches an agreement reached on Tuesday that evenly divided the parliamentary committees between the Orange Coalition and the would-be opposition, with each side claiming 14 committees.

The Regionalists are now also demanding an apology for being accused of sabotage, an allegation they have vehemently denied. The Rada is expected to reconvene at 4 p.m. Kyiv time for a possible Tymoshenko revote.


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