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Party of Regions leader: 'Pre-term mayoral elections in Kyiv are pointless'

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Nov. 18, 2010, 2:15 p.m. |

Party of Regions leader Oleksandr Yefremov on Nov. 18 said there will be no pre-term mayoral elections in Kyiv to replace Leonid Chernovetsky.

The Regions Party has said that it would be pointless to hold mayoral election in Kyiv sooner than 2012. "Let's see - the next election is scheduled for 2012. I think there's no point in hurrying," Leader of the Regions Party parliamentary faction Oleksandr Yefremov told reporters on November 17, commenting on MP Oleksandr Omelchenko's statement about a possibility of holding mayoral election in the capital in December 2010.

"I think, we should give the newly appointed head of the administration [Oleksandr Popov] some time to work, and demonstrate the effectiveness of his work. Only after that we will talk about a possible election in the city," Yefremov said.

As reported, on November 16, Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych dismissed Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky as the head of Kyiv City State Administration and appointed Oleksandr Popov to this post.
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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2010, 8:40 p.m.    

What the hell, why have any elections at all? We will take care of your welfare.

-V. Yanukonvict

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Anonymous Nov. 19, 2010, 11:35 a.m.    

We will delay all elections, as in that time we will have everything we need,,,there will be no land, assets or money left for anyone after these dates....me and my KGB friends will be safe and secure in our offsure accounts and you will spend the rest of you lives paying me for this.

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Anonymous Nov. 19, 2010, 3:06 p.m.    

Why &quot;elect&quot; when the King can &quot;appoint&quot; one of his servants to obey his commands without the problems of independent thought?

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