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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Straight Talk on Shyrka

MP Andriy Shevchenko, BYuT: I think the time has come when a very clear stance should be taken by the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko. We haven’t heard a clear stance during the last couple of weeks, and I’m sure that everything that’s been going on with the Coalition could be completely resolved if the President so desired. Let me say this again: It’s enough for Viktor Yushchenko to so much as move a finger to have, for instance, [defectors] Rybakov and But vote together with the Coalition. This [the Orange Coalition’s near-disbandment] wouldn’t have happened without the stance currently taken by the Presidential Secretariat. That’s why I very much expect, I very much hope, that the President will not remove himself from this process. If this Government, this Coalition, really matter to him, then there should be support. Right now, this support is needed. If not, then maybe the President should honestly say that he has opted for a grand coalition with Viktor Yanukovych. And I think Yulia Tymoshenko will then have the full moral right to start her own personal presidential campaign and to call on all the people who voted for Yushchenko in 2004 to support her.

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Orest said...

Lets just get on with the next Presidential election. That's what all the manuevring is all about, isn't it?

Taras said...

You’re right, most of today’s political maneuvering can be attributed to the upcoming presidential election.

Yushchenko, Yanukovych and Tymoshenko seek to amend the Constitution in ways that would fit their needs. But this can only be achieved by a parliamentary supermajority, which means an ad hoc alliance with the Party of Regions.

In 2007, the Party of Regions politburo agreed to early parliamentary elections based on Yushchenko’s promise to form a grand coalition (shyrka) with them. In return, Yushchenko bargained for the Party of Regions’ support in his reelection as President through a direct vote in parliament. (That’s the dominant theory today, borne out by multipartisan sources.)

The election results dashed cold water on the would-be grand coalition.

While the Party of Regions’ electoral base shrank by a hundred thousand votes, BYuT scored a net gain of 1.5 million votes.

The "new world order" in parliament forced Yushchenko to abandon his shyrka plans until the Orange Coalition would become a spent force.

Which may well be just around the corner.

Anonymous said...

OK, boys and girls, this is priceless.

The Party of Regions was pushing for a vote of no-confidence against the Tymoshenko government - and lost big time, when the Commies and the Lytvyn blocs failed to vote with PoR against Tymo.

So here comes the silver-tongued snake, the PR double-talking bag of hot air, to explain everything.

And what is the explanation?

Loosely translated, but the gist is there.

"In good conscience, the commies BETRAYED the PoR. We are worried about the country. We had certain understandings with the commies, but by the time of voting, we knew what would happen, and we knew of certain understandings between the commies and others. This is corruption in Parliament."

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,ha!

This is priceless. When the PoR have "understandings" with the commies, that's OK. When the commies don't vote with PoR, that's - "betrayal."

When Akhmetov and the other oligarchs steal billions, literally, from the country via their positions in government, Hanna Herman doesn't worry, because that's "good for the country."
When people die in mine explosions because PoR refuses to implement safety standards, that's "good for the country."

When people die on the streets from drunken drivers who buy their way out of criminal charges, Hanna Herman doesn't worry.

When someone other than PoR is in power, well, Hanna Herman worries about the future of the country.

Typical sh!t for brains sovok.

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