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Batkivschyna Party eyes landslide in Kyiv region polls

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July 26, 2010, 1:54 p.m. | Politics — by Ukrainian News

The Kyiv regional organization of the Batkivschyna Party believes the recent ban by Kyiv's Pechersk district court on changing party leaders is an attempt to disrupt the party's participation in the local elections scheduled for Oct. 31.

The Batkivschyna Party, led by fomer Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, intends to obtain 70% of seats at city councils of Kyiv region at local elections scheduled for October 31. This was announced by Verkhovna Rada deputy of the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc faction and chairman of the regional organization of the party Kostiantyn Bondarev.

According to his report, the Strong Ukraine and Front of Changes parties will fail to take part at local elections due to limitations envisioned on combined, majority-proportional, election system.

The politician expressed his confidence in ability of the Batkivschyna party to obtain more seats than the Party of Regions thanks to candidates nominated by majority constituencies.
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Anonymous July 26, 2010, 8:56 p.m.    

I wish the Ukrainian people that one day they manage to get rid of that crazy woman Tymoshenko and her party. Kiev and Ukraine needs business minded managers, not crazy populists.

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Anonymous July 26, 2010, 10:10 p.m.    

They will in the next rada election.

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Anonymous July 27, 2010, 6:56 a.m.    

During the last local elections BYUT also did well in Kyiv. However, during the past 4-5 years, BYUT's reputation in Kyiv region has gone down the toilet due to rampant corruption, abuse of office and practically nothing accomplished while holding on to power -- same problems as Yulia has a Prime Minister,

Therefore, the announcement is pure political posturing. Citizens of the Kyiv Region have seen foreign investors pack up a walk away because BYUT warlords like Bohdan Gubskiy, Valeriy Pysarenko, Suslov and others have engaged in extortion, kick backs and down right criminal behavior. The should be preparing for a major loss in the local elections in Kyiv, as people see that nothing has changed in 4-5 years.

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