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Party of Regions members shy away from their affiliation

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Aug. 9, 2012, 10:13 p.m. | Politics — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

Maksym Lutsky, a lawmaker with the pro-presidential Party of Regions, is shying away from his party affiliation in campaign materials. President Viktor Yanukovych’s party is unpopular in many parts of the nation, despite holding a nationwide lead with 21 percent support of likely voters.
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Yuriy Onyshkiv

Members of the pro-presidential Party of Regions in some parts of the nation are not eager to tout their party affiliation in the Oct. 28 parliamentary elections.

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 11, 2012, 2:46 a.m.    

It is only logical that regionnaires would prefer to remain anonymous in Ukrainian speaking areas. Bodyguards and well tailored suits are expensive and they do not want to be accused of egg shortages in regions that they would like to represent.

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