Tymoshenko's bloc faction satisfied with adopted election law

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Nov. 18, 2011, 11:54 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Opposition lawmakers surround the tribune in Ukraine's parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. Ukrainian lawmakers have rejected one of the proposed amendments that could allow the release of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Tymoshenko, the country's top opposition leader was sentenced to seven years in jail last month for abusing office while negotiating a gas supply deal with Russia in 2009.
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MP Serhiy Mischenko of the BYT-Batkivschyna faction has said that his faction chose the lesser of two evils when it decided to vote for the bill on parliamentary elections in Ukraine. "We have chosen the lesser of the two evils…" he told reporters in Kyiv on Thursday.

According to him, had the lawmakers of the opposition factions refused to take part in the vote, a bill drafted by MP Oleksandr Yefremov of the Party of Regions faction would have been put to a vote, which has legal loopholes allowing election fraud.

Mischenko stressed that the law passed by the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday eliminates the possibility of rigging the election returns in 2012.

The law also takes into account 17 proposals by the opposition, MP Serhiy Podhorny of the BYT-Batkivschyna faction said.

"The opposition has gained a victory today," he said.
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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2011, 4:45 p.m.    

At one time, Tymoshenko put down a challenge for Ukraine:

"Let's create the best government in the world."

Instead, time after time, in the shithole called Ukraine, it turns out that one is left with a choice between the "lesser of 2 evils" - black Donetsk/Donbas shit versus brown/other shit.

How can people stand to live in a country where they best choice they have is - "the lesser of 2 evils"?

And how can the opposition call itself an opposition, when it simply is satisfied to be part of such a system?

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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2011, 5:11 p.m.    

This is odd. I think by now Yanukovych knows that if he and/or Party of Regions loses an election, that he will end up in jail or having to flee to Russia. So it's difficult for me to believe that POR would support a fair election bill. There is more to this story; I wish I knew what it was.

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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2011, 7:03 p.m.    

Haven't you figured it out??

This is a paid for Por press release, printed by IntUkr......and copied and KP.....

Yanuks sly soviet way of brain washing the electorate that he has their best interests in mind.....

Typical soviet propoganda......

Time for a revolution......


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Anonymous Nov. 19, 2011, 7:29 a.m.    

The opposition might become stronger if forced to consolidate their forces. Presently the opposition is divided and conquered.

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