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Parliament sets elections to local councils for October 31

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July 1, 2010, 5:56 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukraine's parliament has scheduled the election of local councils for Sunday, October 31.

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has scheduled the election of local council deputies, as well as the heads of villages, towns and cities, for Sunday, October 31, 2010. A total of 247 lawmakers out of the 428 registered in the parliament's session hall voted for a respective resolution on Thursday. The decision was backed by 169 Regions Party MPs, 20 Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko MPs, nine Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense Bloc MPs, 26 Communist Party MPs, 19 Bloc of Lytvyn MPs and four individual deputies.

The parliament instructed the Central Election Commission to take measures to provide logical support for preparing for and holding the elections at the expense of the state budget. The government was ordered to take urgent measures to finance the elections using state budget funds.
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Anonymous July 1, 2010, 7 p.m.    

FFS, only 29 MPs from the United "Democratic" Opposition voted to set a date for the already unconstitutionally delayed elections?

It is bad enough that Oksana Bilozir of OU-PSD submitted the bill to unconstitutionally delay the democratic elections in the first place, but to have only 29 from the "democratic parties" vote to set a date is just a little dupliticous.

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Anonymous July 1, 2010, 7:07 p.m.    

Maybe you forgot that yanukovych has been president - for months?

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