Opposition reveals top 60 in party list

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July 30, 2012, 11:57 a.m. | Politics — by Katya Gorchinskaya

The United Opposition released its top 60 candidates to Rada.

Katya Gorchinskaya

Katya Gorchinskaya has been the Kyiv Post's deputy chief editor since 2009 and is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal and other publications. Follow her on Twitter @kgorchinskaya.

 Ukraine's United Opposition revealed the list of its top 60 candidates who will take seats in parliament after the Oct. 28 election

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gary yellando July 30, 2012, 1:14 p.m.    

wish them all the luck in the world....but it will not break Yanko

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Aug. 3, 2012, 2:37 a.m.    

The Oppositition have lost the election even before one vote has been cast They lost it when they failed to challenge the reintroduction of single member constituencies under the revised MMP system. They lost the election when power and authority was handed back to the office of the president.

Even if the opposition can win a majority of seats (unlikely) it would be a slender majority on the floor off the house and will have no real power or authority

Underr the first-past the-post voting system used to elect single member electorates a candidate can be elected with less than 50% support. This is the real challenge facing the opposition Sinle member electorates elected by a First-Past-the-post voting system can not deliver representative government. By its design it is not democratic.

Government in Ukraine under the revised constitution is determined by the President not the

A slender majority parliament will not survive or function without the support of the President's Office. Ukraine will continue to suffer them endless cycle off division and political instability that has inflicted its development. If the division continues the President will dismiss the Parliamnet and fresh elections will be held.

Ukriaine will NEVER BE A FREE INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC STATE as long as it is beholden to Presidential rule.

Ukraine had a chance to put an end to the power strugger. It had a chance ro adopt a full Parliamentary system of governance in line with European values and European models but it was prevented by Yushchenko and his party Our Ukraine who opposed Ukraine becoming a true democratic state.

The Opposition will never be United or effective as long as those involved with the past Yushchenko regime remain in position of influence,

The Opposition sadly has no policy for reform that would serve to put an end to the political divisions and power struggles that prevent Ukraine from becoming a true democratic state. Untill it does it will continue to faulter and suffer defeat.

Yushchenko betrayed Ukraine and in doing so had set back Ukraine'-s democratic development decades if not generations.

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