Tymoshenko faction deputy denies voting to extend parliament term

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Feb. 2, 2011, 9:33 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Mayor of Kremenchuk (Poltava region), MP Oleh Babayev, who was expelled from the BYT-Batkivschyna faction on February 1, did not participate in the vote on constitutional amendments, his reception reported on Tuesday. Babayev did not leave Kremenchuk on February 2, the reception said.

"He could not participate in any vote, because he did not leave for Kyiv. The mayor is in the town today [on February 1]," the town administration said.

Babayev was elected mayor of Kremenchuk on October 31.

As reported, the BYT-Batkivschyna faction on Tuesday expelled seven deputies, including Babayev, who voted for amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine regarding the date of the next parliamentary elections.
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