Tigipko spends Hr 90 million for election campaign

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Jan. 13, 2010, 7:46 p.m. | Politics — by Ukrainian News
A presidential candidate Sergey Tigipko has spent Hr 90 million for the presidential campaign, he told a press conference. "Hr 90 million has been spent," Tigipko said.He also said that this amount may increase if he enters the second round of the elections.
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Anonymous Jan. 13, 2010, 10:42 p.m.    

Go for it Mr. Tigipko; anything to stop Mr. Yanukovich, the Russian puppet. Surely people in Ukraine see, feel and hear the resounding Russian propaganda and realize it it the same tone we have heard for decades. Also, we have seen the results of those who get too close to the Russians and it is not good. For example, Croatia and Serbia are moving closer to becoming EU members; go that way Ukraine unless you want to be under the strict, uncompromising and overpowering Russian regime. Ukraine has been there before with distasterous results. Go forward Ukraine.

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Anonymous Jan. 13, 2010, 10:55 p.m.    

The whole presidential direct election policy is obscene. The estimated combined cost of the presidential campaign for all candidates is over one billion dollars. Money that could have been better spent elsewhere in Ukraine's economy. Add to that the cost in maintaining the office of the president a further one billion dollars a year and what do they get for it?

Ukraine would have been better off if it had adopted proposed reforms and allowed Ukraine's head of state to be elected by a constitutional majority of Ukraine's democratically elected parliament as is the case in Estonia, Latvia. Hungary, Moldova, Greece, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the EU.

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Anonymous Jan. 13, 2010, 10:57 p.m.    

Clearly only the rich can ever hope to be elected President in a direct election.

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