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Opposition party demands inquiry into Constitutional Court's Oct. 1 ruling

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Oct. 5, 2010, 12:19 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The parliamentary faction of the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko has demanded that a special commission be set up to investigate the actions of members of the Constitutional Court (CC), who reversed the political reform of 2004. Deputy speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Mykola Tomenko announced this during the morning session of the parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Tomenko urged the parliamentarian to adopt a resolution on holding the members of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine to account. According to the politician, the Verkhovna Rada should also adopt a resolution on early elections for the parliament and president.

"If the president is not the guarantor of the constitution, society and the opposition have to become the guarantor of the constitution, and protect citizens' rights," the deputy speaker said.
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Anonymous Oct. 5, 2010, 12:31 p.m.    

What's her position? Is she for or against the decision?

Yanukovych and his advisors have shot themelves in the foot. their rush to ururp and concentrate power in the hamds of teh presindet has pulled the rug from under them. A bot like cutting the branch of teh tree whilst sitting on the outer limb.

The Constitutional Court must rule on the validity of the existing Parliament and the President's mandate.

It should be obvious to all that the decision of the Constitutional Court was a mistake. They have left many questions unanswered and the Country in another state of Constitutional Crisis.

If the old constitution is to prevail then both the parliament and the President MUST face re-election and renewal of their mandates.

The only other alternative is to reinstate the provision of the 2004 amendments and then seek further amendment following a proper process of consultation.

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Anonymous Oct. 5, 2010, 12:38 p.m.    

Yanukovych should stand up for his convictions and confidence that he has the support of the Ukrainian people by agreeing to hold fresh parliamentary and presidential elections in March 2011.

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