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Klitschko: UDAR party considering unification before 2012 parliamentary election

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Sept. 19, 2011, 11:52 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

UDAR party leader and boxer Vitaliy Klychko
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Yalta – The UDAR Party is considering the possibility of uniting with other political forces to fight the parliamentary election in 2012, the party leader and boxer Vitaliy Klychko said at the 8th Yalta Annual Meeting "Ukraine and the World: Common Challenges, Common Future" on Sept. 17. "We are discussing this, holding talks. Obviously there are political forces whose development vectors coincide with ours. Our viewpoints are similar and we are keeping in touch," he said.

According to Klychko, experts evaluate the level of support of the UDAR Party by 4% to 6.7%. "Even if we consider this pessimistically, we have 4% to 5% [of support] today, and frankly speaking we are the fourth [largest] party in Ukraine," Klychko said.

In his speech at the forum he said that the defeat of the democratic movement at the previous election was due to the fact that ambitions of separate politicians gained more priority than the state.

Klychko added that more than half of the population of Ukraine does not support the actions of the current authorities today, while almost a half is disappointed by the actions of the opposition.
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Anonymous Sept. 19, 2011, 12:22 p.m.    

Hooray for Klitschko. Maybe he can be an opposition leader rather than the idiots Ukraine has now both in prison and out. So long as that bunch "runs" the opposition people like Yanuk will remain in power. They are utterly useless loudmouths whose main claim to fame is they are arrested not anything they did for the country.

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Anonymous Sept. 19, 2011, 5:13 p.m.    

President Klitschko!

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Anonymous Sept. 19, 2011, 7:35 p.m.    

Time to save our country and move foward. Klychko will be president in 2015.

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Anonymous Sept. 19, 2011, 10:24 p.m.    

I pray this is the ray of hope , shining down on Ukraine.

Ukraine needs someone like this to stand up behind the Constitution, and enforce it.......not to do with it , as Yanuk does to his desires.

Respectfully, shame on the people for letting Yanuk sh-t all over their &quot;Constitution of Ukraine&quot;........

I hope the people will give more support and backing to Klychko. If he does get elected......he must receive support from the people.......he as one person cannot perform miracles......but he can if the people support him.

Bless Ukraine!!

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