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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