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Klitschko: Impeachment procedure should be settled by law

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Aug. 28, 2012, 8:27 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The UDAR Party Leader Vitali Klitschko has promised that if his party members are elected to the Verkhovna Rada they will definitely vote for the law regulating procedure of impeachment of the president.
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The UDAR Party Leader Vitali Klitschko has promised that if his party members are elected to the Verkhovna Rada they will definitely vote for the law regulating procedure of impeachment of the president.

No matter who is the head of state, the issue of impeachment should be formalized, Klitschko said.

"We are against passing the laws so that they suit particular people, as some factions have done. We will consider the law in terms of its importance for the country. Ukraine needs to regulate the procedure of impeaching the president," the party's press service quoted Klitschko as saying.

The politician once again ruled out his party's alliance with the ruling party.

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Bernie Campbell Aug. 28, 2012, 9:13 a.m.    

I dont know why this man concerns himself with such details, like the lamguage issue. Ukrane will not be better off if they Westernize. Either Klitschko concerns himself with something like the sanitation budget of Kyev. Or he makes a commitment to continue boxing for the next 3 years!

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Aug. 29, 2012, 8:02 p.m.    

A preferred option wold be to I Kate constitutional reform and remove presidential power and authority. Adot a full democratic parliamentary model as recommended. By the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the avenice Commisison

As long as Ukraine remains beholden to presidential rule it will never be a free independent democratic state.

It is highly unlikely that oppositon parties would have the constitutional majority of two thirds to initiate impeachment of the president.

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Aug. 29, 2012, 8:11 p.m.    

Recent polls indicate that UDAR may hold the balance of power in the new Parliament bt this very much sends on the outcome of the single member first-past-the-post electorates UDAR runs the risk of splitting the opposition vote and in the process hand victory to the Government.

The FPTP voting system is inherently undemocratic.

UDAR has captured much of the middle ground that once was held by Our Ukraine, Litvyn and the socialist party of Ukraine.

If the combined forces of UDAR and Tymoshenko's United Opposition manage to secure a majority of seats it will be a slender majority.

Und Ukraine's revised constitution the President holds all the trump cards and power It is the President who decides who forms Governmnet not the Parliament. Any division between the office of Presidem and the Parliamentary majority would further destabilise Ukraine. The president will have the authority to dismiss the Parliament thus preventing any move to Impeach him.

Again the best options constitutional reform and reveal of presidential authority.

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