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Strong Ukraine to prepare its proposals to Regions Party on posts distribution, says Tigipko

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Oct. 22, 2011, 3:09 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Strong Ukraine party will prepare its proposals for the Party of Regions concerning the distribution of posts during the merger of these two political forces. "I will be talking about the jobs too," Strong Ukraine leader Sergiy Tigipko said at a briefing following his party's congress in Kyiv on Saturday.

Tigipko said that his political force has a number of young, promising administrators.

"We will present such proposals soon," he said.

Tigipko also predicted that the consultation with the Party of Regions will take from 20 to 30 days, after which the second stage of the party's congress will take place, which will address the issue of association.

Representatives of the Party of Regions will be invited at this event, he said.
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Anonymous Oct. 22, 2011, 3:38 p.m.    

Somehow I think Tigipko realises that he is in a better position fo strength if he is able to win seats in the Parliament on his own right. if String Ukraine is merged into party of regions they will just be absorbed and the overall vote will not increase significantly. If Stong Ukraine stands alone and it manages to exceed the 3 or 5% represenation threshold then the combined vote and representation of Party of Regions and Strong Ukraine would be grater then if they stood as one entity.

The benefits of remaining a separate party would be better still if Ukraine adopted a preferential "Ranked" voting system, Under a ranked "alternative" voting option Strong Ukraine would be able to recommend voter preference allocations giving it more influe=nev in the outcome of elections and the formation of any possible governing coalition.

Like wise Strong Ukraine would also play a major role in the formation fo government if Ukraine adopted a model of representation based on 45 local electorates with each electorate electing 9 members of parliament using a system of Single Transferable proportional representation voting system and a 10% quota.

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Anonymous Oct. 22, 2011, 3:46 p.m.    

Strong Ukraine hope to fill the vacuum created by the demise of Our Ukraine., If Tigipko remains independent from Party fo Regions that have a real chance of being the third player and power broker in the new parliament. They would attract voters not only from Our Ukraine but also takeaway votes from Party of Regions, Tymoshenko and Yatseniuk

A preferential voting system would further enhance minor parties position and influence.

In the absence of major constitutional reform the parliamentm under Ukraine's presidential system, will always play a subordinate role in Ukraine's governance. Stong Ukraine along with members of teh opposition needs to review their policies and consider supporting the push to have Presidential authority removed and for Ukraine to adopt a full Parliamentary model of governance as recommwnded by PACE and the Venice Commission.

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Anonymous Oct. 22, 2011, 4:43 p.m.    

HEY! Pay attention... Tig is POR. He has even speculated publically about leading POR; and for a long time has been the presumptive replacement for Yanu. He is no more independent than Yats; they are &quot;pocket opposition.&quot;

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Anonymous Oct. 22, 2011, 10:35 p.m.    

presidential system. Power should not be in the hands of one individual.

Yes nothing wrong with that. The problem is the  

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Anonymous Oct. 22, 2011, 10:36 p.m.    

Presidential system. Remove power from the President and establish a full parliamentary democracy. Problem solved.

As long as Ukraine is beholden to presidential rule it will never be a free democratic independent state.

Wake up the soviet/US style presidential system has failed Ukraine. Yushchenko was hopeless.

Is the presidential position only available to those that have a lot of money or are famous. It costs hundreds of millions of dollars to run a presidential campaign. (In the US over a billion dollars per candidate) Who is going to pay for it and what do they hope to get in return? Scrap it.

Look at Estonia and Latvia, they are both relatively successful Parliamentary democracies. They made the right choice Ukraine did not.

Where there is no counsel the people fall but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety - proverbs.

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Anonymous Oct. 22, 2011, 11:54 p.m.    

Yes nothing wrong with that. The problem is the

presidential system. Power should not be in the hands of one individual.

Where there is no counsel the people fall but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety - proverbs.

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