Justice Ministry registers Your Ukraine Party

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May 5, 2010, 2:47 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The Ukrainian Justice Ministry has registered a new political party named Your Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Justice Ministry has registered a new political party named Your Ukraine. Justice Minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych has signed a relevant decree, the ministry's press service has reported.

The decision to create the organization was taken at a meeting on December 5, 2009. An entrepreneur from Donetsk, Dmytro Myronov, was elected the party's leader.

The Your Ukraine Party is the 177th political party registered in Ukraine.
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Anonymous May 5, 2010, 7:46 p.m.    

Vasha Ukraine will nail Our Ukraine's coffin shut and put an end to their divisive and destructive term of office. Ukraine without Yushchenko and Our Ukraine will be better off.

Of course it is hard to see Your Ukraine being a major force in Ukrainian Politics.

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Anonymous May 5, 2010, 8:08 p.m.    

Until Ukraine adopts EU advisories to hold direct election of PMs then parties don't really matter --especially given the Constitutional Courts disregard for the law (by allowing PMs to change parties. At the very least party rules should require that PMs wishing to leave their seat resign and be replaced by the next name on the party's slate)

Of course this may all be academic if Putin has his way.

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Anonymous May 5, 2010, 10:21 p.m.    

Which EU country are you referring to? There is no &quot;EU&quot; standard. Each country has a cornucopia of political arrangements, and each very different. In that regard, Ukraine is not particularly unique. All countries of EU have their own forms of corruption. It works wonders through all forms of legal and pseudo-legal lobbying, as well as purchasing elections for judges on all levels.

However, where Ukraine is really unique, is the ability of politicans to ignore its NATIONAL interest. That does not happen that much anywhere. In the West, politicians -- elected and bought --- and of all parties, stand very close together when the national interest is at stake. Ukraine lacks this, as part of Ukraine takes its nationalistic fervor too far, and actually will undermine Ukrainian economic and political interests to advance their cause.

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Anonymous May 6, 2010, 2:07 p.m.    

Could you name a EU country where the Prime Minister is elected directly by the people, and not by the parliament?

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Anonymous May 5, 2010, 7:48 p.m.    

Ukraine need to require that Political parties register every year or every second year to demonstrate that they still have the required number of supporters to be a registered party.

177 is a bit too many.

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Gene Nelson May 5, 2010, 7:51 p.m.    

Your Ukraine based out of Donetsk?

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