Korolevska: Our party is ‘definitely in opposition’

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Aug. 22, 2012, 9:10 p.m. | Politics — by Oksana Grytsenko

Natalia Korolevska’s face is famous, thanks to many months of heavy advertising spending on billboards and TV by the leader of the new Ukraine-Forward Party.

By now, Natalia Korolevska’s face is famous, thanks to many months of heavy advertising spending on billboards and TV by the leader of the new Ukraine-Forward Party.

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Boico Aug. 22, 2012, 10:52 p.m.    

Opposition to be effective must hold more than 30% of seats in Rada, and smart people should vote for the party which has chances to gain such number. Small parties’ looks like planed destruction and support to Regions also supported by chauvinistic Russians. If this chance is missed mafia will take over and progress will never materialize, people who sold their soul to Regions will eventually pay even bigger price because is not possible to withdraw from organized crime and rab will always be rab. Although, many people still dreaming about old Soviet Union it is not possible to move back in time. China is the best example of modern transformations.

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Byron Hill Aug. 23, 2012, 6:55 a.m.    

I smell rotting caviar.

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 23, 2012, 2:33 a.m.    

Regardless of personal differences it is imperative that the major Opposition Parties collectively unite in their stand against the current regime. This does not mean that they all have to be in the same Party but they should at least not oppose each other in single member constituencies. By engaging in that type of format it will make it all the more difficult for the POR to benefit from a fragmented vote. What is even more important is that it will allow the Opposition a much greater opportunity to gain a firm majority in the upcoming elections for a new Verkhovna Rada.

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joseph gregg Aug. 23, 2012, 5:12 p.m.    

Khvylia: You missed the point, but have a correct idea. Korolevska is a project of POR. She deserves no votes from opposition people as she will co-opt her party in favor of Yanukovic if they pass the 5% threshold. If they get 4.9% and fail to join Rada, that will be a bigger victory for POR as they will get a portion of the representation and have neutralized the vote all who support her in the election. Do you understand how this works to advantage of POR? This explains her money and access to media. A vote for Korolevska is a vote for POR, just as it was in the case of Tigipko.

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AL BALA Aug. 23, 2012, 8:56 p.m.    

Khvylia did not state, "Korolevska is a project of POR".

Tiahnybok will not pass the 5% threshold and is a threat.

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AL BALA Aug. 23, 2012, 6:15 p.m.    

Dear Oksana Grytsenko,

You are wrong to compare Korolevska to Tigipko. Tigipko was Yanukovych's "right hand man" during the 2004 election fraud, and was just a puppet of Yanukovych.

But, Korolevska has been, and still is, a supporter of Tymoshenko and the opposition, even though the "Hetmanchyky" in Byut got rid of her.



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stepankom Aug. 24, 2012, 2:20 p.m.

Interesting article about the candidates in Korolevska's list who may well support P of R in Parliament after the elections if, as the author notes, the entire fraction does not do so. It might be of interest for people who assume, understandably, that she is a genuine opposition candidate. The delightful photograph of Andrij Shevchenko shaking hands with Viktor Yanukovych shows just how friendly the relationship is likely to be.

P of R now can't affford to lose an election because several of its leaders will be behind bars if and when the opposition comes to power. Even the vote in Parliament over the language law and its subsequent signing will be worthy of long jail terms.

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AL BALA Aug. 25, 2012, 7:25 p.m.    

Celebrities and presidents shake hands throughout the world. So, what is your point ?

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elmer-елмер Aug. 28, 2012, 6:53 p.m.    

Shevchenko publicly announced his support for yanusvoloch in the presidential election in 2004.

seig heil der fuhrer yanusvoloch

meow meow meow meow meow meow

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AL BALA Aug. 28, 2012, 7:50 p.m.    

Today he may be older and wiser?

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elmer-елмер Aug. 29, 2012, 6:41 a.m.    

Older - yes.

Wiser - I doubt it.

meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow

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AL BALA Aug. 25, 2012, 7:02 p.m.    

Representatives of Udar and Svoboda parties not included in constituency commissions

Aug. 25, 2012, 2:31 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Gee ?

Putin's Interfax "press release" forgot to mention the details of the parties that will be on the election commissions throughout Ukraine !

"Ukraine - Russia only" - "Україна – Русь єдина",

In the formation of DEC 221 participating representatives of "Russian unity" in 223 - "Ruses bloc" in the 219 -

У формуванні 221 ОВК братимуть участь представники партії "Руська єдність", у 223 – "Руський блок", у 219 –



Gee ?

Anti-Ukrainians are are placed on Election commissions throughout Ukraine, but Ukrainian Patriots are not allowed ? ?



Gee ?

I wonder if they speak Ukrainian ?



Pathetic ! !

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