BYT faction walks out of parliament in protest against consideration of local election bill

Print version
July 10, 2010, 4:06 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Kyiv, July 10 – The Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko (BYT) faction walked out of the session hall of parliament on Saturday in protest against consideration of a bill on local elections without taking into account the faction's proposals. According to an Interfax-Ukraine reporter, BYT faction leader Ivan Kyrylenko said earlier that the faction would leave the session hall if the document were considered.

"We are against this law ideologically and conceptually. The law is not progressive ... We support a proportional system with open lists," Kyrylenko said.

"The bill throws us back. We cannot participate in the consideration of this issue and this bill that does not take into account any amendments by the opposition," he said.
The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively debate. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. If you think that a posted comment violates these standards, please flag it and alert us. We will take steps to block violators.
Anonymous July 10, 2010, 8:38 p.m.    

Why not just cast a vote against the bill.No one should vote again for a party/bloc that doesn't do the duty it was elected to do.Deputies need to be on the record with no or yes votes on bills.Only the voters can bring good gov't to Ukraine by rejecting parties/blocs that don't do their duty that violate constitution/laws.

{# <-- parent id goes here
Anonymous July 11, 2010, 12:40 a.m.    

This comment is HILARIOUS.

The Coalition of Carcasses/Party of Roosha has been doing absentee voting, starting with the vote to form the Coalition of Carcasses, and the Black Sea Fleet for gas barter agreement.

Recently, there have been 2 secret evening &quot;votes,&quot; with only 50 members present, far short of a quorum - yet with only 50 members present, somehow there is at least a majority vote of 226 of more.

The Coalition of Carcasses is voting via &quot;ghosts&quot; - yet some knucklehead is worried about a protest walkout by BYuT.

The Coalition of Carcasses has consolidated all power, and, contrary to what is done in civilized democratic countries, has shut out the opposition totally from any meaningful input.

But in bass ackwards Ukraine, sovok relics do what they do best - turn everything upside down, and focus on the wrong issue.

It's the proverbial idiot on the Titanic, who instead of focusing on the fact that the ship is going down, wants to re-arrange the lounge chairs on the decks.

The people should never have elected Yanukonvict or the Party of Roosha, who pretend to play a democracy, but have formed a government mafia instead.

працюють ефективно

{# <-- parent id goes here
Anonymous July 11, 2010, 1:10 p.m.    

Yanu inherited a fast sinking ship. Now come village idiots with some regional university diploma like Elmer.

Elmer, get rid of the puberty complex. You succeed, ok. You fail, accept it.

{# <-- parent id goes here
Anonymous July 12, 2010, 6:35 a.m.    

Oh, you cut me to the quick!!!!!

Yanukonvict and his ilk CAUSED a fast sinking ship.

Yanukonvict and his Donbass Mafia raped and pillaged Ukraine for years.

Now you want to accuse me of having a &quot;regional university diploma.&quot;

Yanukonvict steals Mezhihirya - but you want to accuse me of having a &quot;regional university diploma.&quot;

Yanukonvict and his Donbass Mafia/Coalition of Carcasses &quot;vote&quot; in secret sessions with only 50 members of parliament present - but you want to accuse me of having a &quot;regional university diploma.&quot;

Another sovok relic comes forth to prove, yet again:



{# <-- parent id goes here
Anonymous July 11, 2010, 11:17 a.m.    

Ukraine needs to reform the local government sector. Local councils have way too many elected officials in some cases over 100 representatives are elected to the council.

Ukraine should embrace a Open List Single Transferable vote - Proportional representational model for all public elections.

Local electorates should be established and represented by 9 representatives elected on a 10% quota and the adoption of a preferential voting system with the Meek method of calculating the results of the election.

{# <-- parent id goes here
Anonymous July 12, 2010, 2:05 p.m.    

In fact, Yulia wanted to get away for the weekend to visit the beach-side nightclub that her daughter and son in law are managing in Odessa

{# <-- parent id goes here


© 1995–2014 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.