In an interview with the daily Russian-language Kommersant-Ukraine newspaper appearing on Dec. 9, opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych said that he would consider holding new parliamentary elections in March if a majority coalition cannot be quickly formed after his election as president.
"We may combine the new parliamentary election with new local elections and save a lot of money. That is the logical solution. But first we must take a look at [the old] parliament and see whether it can work in a stable fashion, enact legislation and, finally, explore what options there are to form a majority coalition. If there arise any doubts whether the coalition will be able to work in a stable fashion, then we will call new parliamentary elections, which will take place on May 30. I'll make that decision in March," Yanukovych said in the interview.
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