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Yanukovych: Government to create conditions for holding democratic elections

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Sept. 3, 2012, 4:39 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Viktor Yanukovych (R) talking with former Ukrainian president Leonid Kravchuk.
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said that the proper conditions will be created for holding democratic parliamentary elections in Ukraine.

"It is recognized that previous elections in Ukraine were democratic and were conducted in accordance with international standards. I'm confident, and I assure you, that the government will create all of the necessary conditions for the next parliamentary elections in Ukraine to be free and democratic. The government and I, as president of Ukraine, will do all we can [to achieve] this," he said at the opening of the 64th World Newspaper Congress and the 19th World Editors Forum in Kyiv on Monday, Sept. 3.

Yanukovych said that the government was taking steps to improve the elections law.

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Harry Yellando Sept. 3, 2012, 5:04 p.m.    

completly off his trolley if he think he can pull the wool over the EU....it will not be fair and Democratic unless the opposition are released to take part....no matter what he do......dead from the neck up....this thug....

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Sept. 3, 2012, 5:32 p.m.    

Democracy is based on representative government. No matter how well he elctions are managed or administered the fat remains that the electoral system adopted s not. Representative and as such not democratic. The use of first-past-the-post voting system will disenfranchise many voters. under a FPTP voting system a candidate with less than 50% and as. Little as 30% support can be elected to office. The split np,adage MMP model failed in the last and will fail again. hatever en utcome the result will not be accepted by the losing side. Ukraine will continue to be divided and the validity of the elections brought Ito disrepute.

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IvanovPetrovSidorov Sept. 3, 2012, 8 p.m.    

Орлы!

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Roman Dawydiak Sept. 5, 2012, 4:15 p.m.    

Oh my! Is Vitya conceding the fact that he tried to use massive fraud and falsifications in his run for the Presidency in 2004? Sure sounds like it. Meow.

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