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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rada Sacks Yatsenyuk

In a long-anticipated vote, the Verkhovna Rada today fired its Speaker, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, NUNS.

The effort gathered 233 votes: 175 from the Party of Regions, 1 from BYuT, 10 from NUNS, 27 from the Communist Party and 20 from the Lytvyn Bloc.

As it often happens, the voting process saw a brawl between rivaling PRU and BYuT MPs who scrambled to keep an eye on the computerized voting system.

However, the most common type of voting misconduct involves the use of absentee voting cards by fellow MPs.

According to Ukrayinska Pravda, today’s absentees included MPs Viktor Yanukovych, Yanukovych Jr., Nestor Shufrych, and Rinat Akhmetov. Neither of these Regionalists could be seen on the floor of the Rada during the vote.

Shortly after being voted out, Yatsenyuk made an I’ll-be-back statement: “They kicked me out to have me come back, but not to this place.”

The former Speaker also announced long-rumored plans to launch his own party. “This political power will be supported by a majority of Ukrainians,” he added.



Anonymous said...

Just when I didn't think it could get any uglier.

Well, it took them 3 votes. The first time, only about 108 deputies voted, so there was no vote, because a minimum of 226 are required to be present and voting.

The second time, they voted for a 2-day temporary "suspension" with 231 voting for it.

So Yushchenko, the delusional sicko, would let Ukraine go to hell in a hand-basket to prop up his non-existent chances to be elected president again.

Yatseniuk has proposed a temporary grand cooperation to deal with the crisis in Ukraine.

Nope - it's the "Ukrainian third way." We can only have fighting, corruption and lawlesslness. Anything else would be civilized, and that's not permitted in Ukraine.

So Yushchenko the Sicko, the emperor with no clothes, has switched strategies.

Now, all of a sudden, his presidential decrees, first suspending the parliament, then un-suspending it, then again suspending it, for early December, no wait, mid-December, no wait, Christmas-New Year's elections, has all gone by the wayside.

Now it's snap Parliamentary elections "sometime in 2009".

By what law? By what right?

Yushchenko has taken the thug Baloha, his right-hand man in the presidential secretariat, off the radar screen, and put a bunch of othe talking heads out there to spout the presidential pap.

But he is still psychotic about Tymoshenko, and is relying on the thug oligarchs from the Party of Regions to prop him up.

Wasn't it Yushchenko, who on the 4-hour recent drama queen show so earnestly cried about the country and especially its lawmakers uniting to deal with the current crisis?

Wasn't it Yushchenko who said that Ukraine would come out of this crisis stronger than ever?

Wasn't it Yushchenko who cried on that show and on others that "we are all Ukrainians" and should act in Ukraine's best interests?

The guy has a split personality - say one thing, and do another.

But it's not hard to figure out his "governmental policy" - get Yulia.

What a maroon.

Taras said...

Serhiy Leshchenko of Ukrayinska Pravda
reports that in voting to fire Yatsenyuk the United Center (UC) went rogue on Yushchenko.

When the Rada on Wednesday set about giving Yatsenyuk the axe, Yushchenko called him and then called Baloha, giving him an earful. Baloha claimed inability to control his posse and suggested that Yushchenko call UC MPs Kril and Petyovka.

Undoubtedly, Yushchenko had an axe to grind against Speaker Yatsenyuk, who had recently sided with BYuT in killing the vote on snap election funding. That explains why BYuT so fiercely obstructed yesterday’s vote on Yatsenyuk.

Still, because all these players have their own agendas, Yushchenko’s strategy toward Yatsenyuk might have slightly differed from Baloha’s.