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Media: Regions Party could expel Konovaliuk

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Sept. 5, 2012, 2:37 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

MP Valeriy Konovaliuk will be expelled from the Regions Party at the next meeting of its political council, the Focus online weekly magazine reported on Wednesday, Sept. 5.
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MP Valeriy Konovaliuk will be expelled from the Regions Party at the next meeting of its political council, the Focus online weekly magazine reported on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

The head of the Donetsk regional campaign headquarters of the Regions Party, MP Oleksandr Kasianiuk, told Focus that the termination of membership would serve as punishment for Konovaliuk for violating party discipline.

Konovaliuk nominated his candidacy for single-member constituency No. 60 in Volnovakha, Donetsk region, thus creating competition for the official nominee from the Regions Party, CEO of Donetskstal Oleksandr Ryzhenkov.

"Konovaliuk is against the party's decision, and he overestimates his opportunities. If a person wants to run for MP, he should leave his party card and run as a self-nominee. We have party discipline and at the next meeting of the political council we will expel Valeriy Illich [Konovaliuk] from our ranks," Kasianiuk said.

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