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Our Ukraine condemns vote for law on parliamentary elections

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Nov. 18, 2011, 2:51 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Our Ukraine party has condemned the adoption of the law on parliamentary elections in Ukraine, which in their opinion will prevent the holding of fair elections. "The adoption of the law on the election of people's deputies under a mixed system minimizes the chance for holding fair elections in the country, and is the implementation of a scenario to preserve the current rule of the Regions Party … We strongly condemn the vote for this bill by 62 MPs of the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko faction and 36 MPs of the Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense faction," the party said in a statement issues on Friday.

The party believes that there was a "conspiracy in the parliament by the ruling majority and the so-called main opposition parties - the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko and Arseniy Yatseniuk's Front for Change."

"Nome of the lawmakers of the Our Ukraine party voted for this anti-democratic electoral law," the statement reads.
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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2011, 8:14 p.m.    

Because they won't get into parliament with the 5% threshold. They should have dumped Yushenko who is their biggest obstacle.

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Anonymous Nov. 19, 2011, 3:32 p.m.    

The problem is with Our Ukraine full stop. Yushchenko is part of the cancer.

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Anonymous Nov. 19, 2011, 2:09 a.m.    

Will OU go ahead and run in 2012 election? Or will they disband after election.

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Anonymous Nov. 19, 2011, 3:37 p.m.    

They have disbanded already. They are not a bonafide political party at all. Never have been. Our Ukraine is the main reason why the Orange Revolution collapsed and why an Orange governing coalition was not formed in 2006. They are the problem not the solution.

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Anonymous Nov. 19, 2011, 3:24 p.m.    

Our Ukraine has less then 1.2% support and they will not win any seats in the next election. Whilst the proposed reforms are seriously flawed they are no better then the reforms put forward and proposed by Yushchenko. Thankfully Yushchenko's proposals had no support either.

The good news is that Our Ukraine will not be re-elected to office and will fade ways as Yushchenko has. The only reason Yanukovych is in power now is due to Our Ukraine members allowing him to unilaterally change Ukraine's constitution and dismantle the democratic reforms that were introduced in 2005/

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Anonymous Nov. 19, 2011, 3:34 p.m.    

QUOTE:

We strongly condemn the vote for this bill by 62 MPs of the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko faction and 36 MPs of the Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense faction,&quot; the party said in a statement issues on Friday.

Even members of their party voted for this change. Our Ukraine is not a unified party that acts in Ukraine's best interest. It is doubtful they will win any seats in the 2012 election

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