Lutsenko: Yanukovych team trying to 'buy members of parliament' for new coalition

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March 9, 2010, 6:16 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The team of Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych is trying to buy MPs to create a new parliamentary coalition and prevent the unification of the opposition, People's Self-Defense leader Yuriy Lutsenko has said. "A competition between those who have already sold themselves at retail prices and those who would like to sell themselves at wholesale prices has in fact been conducted in parliament in the last few days. Wholesale costs more than retail - right up to the post of prime minister and various ministers.

"Martynenko, Zhvaniya, Kostenko, Baloha, and other leaders of certain 'groups' of the OU-PSD [Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense] that are opposed to the usurpation of power, along with the Regions Party, are the confirmation of this struggle between wholesalers willing to sell themselves and retailers who have already done so," he told Interfax Ukraine on Tuesday, while commenting on the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of amendments to the law on the parliament's rules of procedure, which allow certain MPs to form a coalition.
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Anonymous March 9, 2010, 7:20 p.m.    

Lutsenko ( a supporter of Tymoshenko) is a very dumb nitwit. Doesn't even know the difference between retail and wholesale. For those of you needing an economic lesson: The retail price of course costs more than the wholesale price. Retail price = simply wholesale+ retail markup.

Obviously Lutsenko is not a very bright lightbulb

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Anonymous March 9, 2010, 7:47 p.m.    

offer me a position and money. i will join. i can even russify my name if you want. offer enough money even yulia will join. then yano could call himself the great unifier.

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Anonymous March 9, 2010, 8:51 p.m.    

To bribe 200 deputats is chaeper than new parlamentarian elections.....welcome in Yanu country.

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Anonymous March 9, 2010, 9:16 p.m.    

They did not offer anything to Lutsenko, that is why he is screaming

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Anonymous March 10, 2010, 6:57 a.m.    

Yanukovich may be buying, but its Lutsenko's people who are selling.

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