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Coalition adopts parliament's budget for this year, opposition not aware

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May 14, 2010, 2:03 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has adopted its budget for 2010. A total of 238 MPs out of the 425 registered in the parliament's session hall voted for a resolution on the approval of the parliament's budget for this year.

At the same time, the document was not presented at a parliament meeting. Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn proposed approving the budget and immediately put it to the vote.

The speaker's actions provoked indignation from opposition factions, which said that the Verkhovna Rada's budget had been approved without being shown to them.

BYuT faction member Volodymyr Bondarenko said that the parliament's budget committee had not considered this document.

Regions Party faction leader Oleksandr Yefremov, in turn, said that the parliament's budget and its figures fully corresponded to the parameters set out in the approved state budget for 2010.

The text of the document on the Verkhovna Rada's budget for 2010 has so far not been posted on the parliament's official Web site.
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