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BYuT Portnov appointed deputy head of Yanukovych's administration

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April 2, 2010, 10:22 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Yanukovych signed a decree on the appointment of Andriy Portnov deputy head of the presidential administration

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has signed a decree on the appointment of Andriy Portnov deputy head of the presidential administration in charge of legal reform and judicial system. The decree was posted on the presidential Web site on Friday.

Portnov is a member of the parliamentary faction of the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko. He was Tymoshenko's representative at the Supreme Administrative Court in a suit challenging the Central Election Commission's decision to declare Yanukovych the winner of the presidential race.
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Anonymous April 3, 2010, 1:39 a.m.    

Wise chice, great move..

Oppsition does not mean enemy,,, as Julia had wrongly precieved it..

People realise opporunities exist beyond Julia's dictatorship,,,

Yanu governs by love and wisdom, and it attracts talents from all political forums...

Signs of greatness in a leader,,, a move all Ukrainians approve,,,

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Anonymous April 3, 2010, 11:32 a.m.    

You are not a Ukrainian citizen even if you hold a passprot,,,

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Anonymous April 3, 2010, 4:55 a.m.    

***by love and wisdom***????****all Ukrainians approve***???

What are you - a lunatic? Get a clue!

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Anonymous April 3, 2010, 8:42 a.m.    

Is he part of the new majority faction with outbreakers from BYuT?

Can someone answer me this?

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Anonymous April 4, 2010, 2:27 a.m.    

Most certanly he s, and there are many others to come now, snce the 'bigger boys' are making their moves away from the sinking stinking julia's junk yard block,,

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Anonymous April 3, 2010, 9:49 a.m.    

Well paid to sing and dance... LOL!

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Anonymous April 3, 2010, 3:54 p.m.    

But does he not have to resign as the BYuT has issued an instruction to all BYuT people in positions of national and regional government to resign their positions stating it is impossible to govern whilst also in opposition.

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Anonymous April 3, 2010, 4:26 p.m.    

Legal reform in 2010 means buying judiciary, police and governors. The scum that desert the opposition ranks should be sentenced to 20 years hard labour. Instead they are stealing Ukraine's sparse resources. Pathetic individuals not worth spitting at.

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Anonymous April 3, 2010, 5:13 p.m.    

This is a positive and welcomes step. It seeks to engaged the views of the opposition in what will be hopefully a concerted effort to bring about people and device constitutional and legal reform. Portnov is a proponent of Ukraine becoming a full parliamentary democracy. Hopefully he will continue to pursue this policy and bring it into fruition.

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Anonymous April 5, 2010, 6:36 a.m.    

He s no longer in oppostion as he has become member of the new majoirty coalition made after change in constiution.

He therefore has no role in BYuT, and should not be referred to as such, as he no longer belong to any faction, but as an indivudial member in the new coalition.

It is totally wrong to call him member of BYuT at all now.

Therefore no view from opposition in the president administration - it is a bail out and no political loyalty.

He would never gotten this position without having left the BUyT faction in the VR.

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Anonymous April 4, 2010, 3:01 p.m.    

The election was bought, the scumbag defectors are being bought. Now they should be put through some sort of grinder and turned into blood and bone. That way they will provide good fertilizer rather than infecting society.

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Anonymous April 5, 2010, 6:43 a.m.    

He s no longer in oppostion as he has become member of the new majoirty coalition made after change in constiution.

He therefore has no role in BYuT, and should not be referred to as such, as he no longer belong to any faction, but as an indivudial member in the new coalition.

It is totally wrong to call him member of BYuT at all now.

Therefore no view from opposition in the president administration - it is a bail out and no political loyalty.

He would never gotten this position without having left the BUyT faction in the VR.

I totally agree with those with opinios that the election really gave reasons for concerns.

The aftermath confirmed that there were major reasons for concern. Changing the constitution to allow individual members joining the majority coalition, makes total anarchism in the VR.

It is not possible to talk about a oppostion with rules like this, as you will get individuals jumping back and forth as it suits them or given the right opportunities or offers, they will jump. You can not trust your own coalition any more, there will be people just sitting in for a period in one coalition, just to jump at a later stage and tell the whole story about the other coalition strategy and tactics. Well, welcome to the ultimate anarchy - Ukraine VR.

There will be no ruling - apart from the rules set out by the President as the puppet master and his puppets in the cabinet.

You can beceome one of us as long as you agree with me - if not - you are my sworn enemy and do not belong here.

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Anonymous April 5, 2010, 5 p.m.    

Portnov is the highest-profile defection from Tymoshenko so far. Probably a sign of a few more to come.

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Anonymous April 6, 2010, 1:27 p.m.    

Those that said all along that there is no difference between Tymoshenko and Yanukovych are being vindicated as one BYUT member after another leave Tymoshenko and enter the government of Yanukovych-Azarov.

HER rhetoric never matched reality and day after day she is now losing support as her own MPs break with her and go after the real prize - money and power!

Tymoshenko's glory days are over. Time for new politicians who have no roots in the 1990s gas trade and who can operate in the new world -- not in the post-Kuchma, post-Byzantine Yushchenko worlds. Soon we will say goodbye to the Tymoshenko dinasaur too.

Bring on the new shticks in Ukrainian politics. The old ones are so discredited that soon they will go up in flames.

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