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BYT proposes discussing form of government, constitutional amendments to referendum

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Feb. 15, 2010, 4:46 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko (BYT) has proposed creating a working group to draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine and hold a nationwide referendum so as to determine which form of government Ukrainians would like to have. "We think that our proposal is constructive. Now nothing prevents us from creating a working group, because there are a lot of proposals about constitutional amendments," BYT faction leader Ivan Kyrylenko said at a briefing on Monday.

He stressed the need to consult with the people and conduct a referendum on a single issue - whether the Ukrainians support a presidential or parliamentary form of government.

"We think that that there is a post that is unnecessary in the state," Kyrylenko said, without saying which post he meant.
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