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Korolevska expelled from Batkivschyna faction

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March 14, 2012, 11:04 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
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The BYT-Batkivschyna faction in parliament has expelled MP Natalia Korolevska from its ranks. A source in the faction said on Wednesday that Korolevska had been expelled from the faction for refusing to vote on Tuesday for the inclusion in the agenda of the parliament's session of a draft resolution on measures to implement the recommendations and requirements of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

The faction also made a warning to MP Yevhen Suslov, because he also did not vote for the inclusion of the issue in the agenda.

Interfax-Ukraine learned that Suslov later submitted a statement to quit the faction.

Earlier, the opposition has repeatedly called for the consideration in the Verkhovna Rada of the PACE resolution on Ukraine, which, in particular, contains the demand to release former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko from prison.
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Roman Dawydiak March 15, 2012, 5:34 a.m.    

According to Natalia Korolevska, her voting card had been stolen and as such she was unable to vote. Furthermore, she suspected political interference from some individuals in the BYT who were trying to sabotage her relations with Yulia Tymoshenko. Just to complicate matters further BYUT-Batkivshchyna deputies Yevhen Suslov and Oleksandr Lohvynenko submitted their resignations from the faction citing double standards from the leadership of the Party. This most certainly invites many hard hitting questions as to the solidarity within Yulia Tymoshenko's grouping and it is paramount that these matters be clarified in short order. The time for unity within the Opposition is imperative and the premature expulsion of high profile personalities such as Natalia Korolevska without the proof of just cause serves only the interests of those involved in political intrigue and Viktor Yanukovych and his Party of Reprobates.

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myron kry March 15, 2012, 9:22 p.m.    

&quot;Voting card had been stolen.&quot;

What does this mean? Were other voting cards not available? What are the procedures under such situations? Can she make-up the vote at a later time? Who is responsible for making sure all voters have the proper cards? How are missing voting cards reported? When should it be reported? How and to whom should it be reported? Etc,etc,etc...

The problem is that Ukraine just does not have enough patriots. Money rules. If it has two legs, it can be bought. I guess Putin has to somehow recycle all of the gas money made in Ukraine.

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