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Ukraine opposition challenges Yanukovych in court

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March 12, 2010, 7:58 p.m. |
Ukrainian lawmakers have filed a challenge to a law that allowed newly elected President Viktor Yanukovych to cement his grip on power. Yanukovych's party built a new majority coalition this week that attracted deputies from rival factions, including several defectors from ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's bloc.

The parliament then quickly approved an ally of Yanukovych as the new premier.

Before forming the coalition, Yanukovych signed the law allowing individual deputies to break away from their factions. Opposition lawmakers argue it is unconstitutional because the constitution only allows entire factions to join a coalition.

The Constitutional Court said Friday it had received the claim filed by 56 lawmakers. No date for a hearing has been set.
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Anonymous March 13, 2010, 11:19 a.m.    

It is worth reading the following rulings of Ukraine's Constitutional Court as these may gove some insight into the possible legality of the new governing coalition

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CCU Document Link: 12-rp-2008.doc

Summary to the Decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine no.12-rp/2008 dd. June 25, 2008 on the case upon a constitutional petition of 50 national deputies of Ukraine concerning compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine of Articles 13.5 and 13.6 of the Law of Ukraine “On the Status of a National Deputy of Ukraine”, Article 61.4 of the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and official interpretation of the provisions of Articles 81.2.6, 81.6, 83.6 of the Constitution…

http://ukraineccu.wordpress.com/2008/09/01/decision-of-the-constitutional-court-of-ukraine-id-12-rp-2008-doc/

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CCU Document Link: 16-rp-2008.doc

Summary to the Decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine no.16-rp/2008 dated September 17, 2008 on the case upon the constitutional petition of 105 People’s Deputies of Ukraine concerning official interpretation of provisions of Articles 83.6, 83.7 and 83.9 of the Constitution of Ukraine (case on coalition of deputy factions in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine)

http://ukraineccu.wordpress.com/2008/09/17/decision-of-the-constitutional-court-of-ukraine-id-16-rp-2008-doc/

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Anonymous March 13, 2010, 10:29 p.m.    

Indeed tho orange scumbags will have to explain in court where the Ukraine debt which mushroomed during their reign of terror by $32BN disappear, heh, heh, heh :D

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Anonymous March 14, 2010, 11:31 a.m.    

Another Nashi with nothing to do.. are there no more windows for you to break around where you live.. maybe putin needs his nob polishing??

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Anonymous March 14, 2010, 2:16 p.m.    

They all came foe the war in Georgia, Guest | Today at 12:29

About 30 years ago, the soviet Empire began to crumble, as its economy, and the ecomies of its alies, were no longer able and willing to supports its vast military force, so it run out of fuel, and stopped. The last eefort they had mage, trying to revive the military machine, was Afghanistan, where overwhelming american support from Pakistan Iran and Saudi Arabia, had dealt a death blow to the Soviet Military Might They had withdrawn from Eastern europe, and the deal with nato was, no nato forces will replace withdrawing Soviet/Warsaw Pact forces. America watched as its arch enemy crumbled wthout a fight, and got deflated like a huge bloon. Then the US decided to exploit the power vaccum, and went on a rampaging war, to declare itself the world's only super power.

The check and balance the Soviets had provided, was gone. europe was stunned, and it quickly wanted to defend itself from American dictatorship, by forming a common Union, and Military alliance, outside of Nato. The USA came to prevent that, by initiating a war in yugoslavia, to give it an excuse to keep its forces in Europe, to keep Europe under American threat and occupation.

The rest is history,,,Somalia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and a dozen other wars,, as a result of USA no longer had any visible balancing Power.

Then the USA attacked with Israel, Ukraine and Georgian forcs, the Russians, as Bush was desperate to test a weak Russia, and Isreal saw Russia, its only enemy and obstacle in taking over the entire west bank and gaza.

The joint attack on russia by the US and its odd allies, resulted in the first drastic crucial humiliation of the out of control USA military adventurism.

No longer did America looked like a world's only super power, but a deafeted inflated paper tiger.

The Georgian war revealed America's/Nato's alliances' reluctance to finance america's wars of insaity, and cracks on its military might began to appear very rapidly.

The defeat of US forces in Georgia was followed by a financial meltdown of the global economy,, no one can deny the end of America's rain as the only super power was quikly coming to an end.

It costed the US andd the world's economy $20 trillion dollars, to keep america's wars of insanity going,,,$20 trillion, and nothing to show for, except George Bush Jr had made $300 billion in oil money..whilt the netire world lost 0 trillion.

100 years ago America turned the light on in the world, wiith its industrial and technological innovations. The later generations with silver spoons in their mouth, were told to achieve it all via creative visulisations, and if that dont work, use agression, force, brutality, terror...

The US will go back to be a creative force in the world for progressive positive rsults, as it has a good track record of doing that.

In case of Iran, we have heard the same nonsence from Israel over Ieaq. that was an entrapment by Israel, to discredit the west.

Israel must be brought to compliance with modern International standards and norms, and disarmed to prevent it from continuing terrorizing and inflicting holocaust on its neighbours.

Israel pauses much more danger to the world than Iran does. Iran had not attacked any nation n the last 30 years, but Israel had not have a year, without comitting war or war crimes..in the last 30 years..

The people of Isreal wants peace, better working conditions, better wages, not simply a goverment who can only produce wars after wars.

In Ukraine, the the imperialistic expansionism of America ends....

The USA must use all its agents, energy, cia, fbi, irs, and what have you, to improve the standards of living of the american people, and not simply oppress them, suspending their human rights and use them as guilty tax payers, as it had been the case since the Soviet Union fell.

The world wants a strong Russian empire, as it lived a lot better, richer, finer life, when Russia was providing a check, so America will not turn out to be another Hitler,,,

In this, Ukraine is an important contributor to the world's peace!!!

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Anonymous March 17, 2010, 12:46 a.m.    

...some &quot;little blue clown town punk&quot; U turned out to be! Hah LOL

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