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Yanukovych: Parliamentary elections should be held in line with democratic standards

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Aug. 23, 2012, 4:02 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The upcoming elections to the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, on October 28 should be fair, transparent, and in line with all democratic standards, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said.
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The upcoming elections to the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, on October 28 should be fair, transparent, and in line with all democratic standards, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said.

"The election campaign has started. It is important to organize it properly," the president said at a meeting with candidates for positions of chairmen of district state administrations, according to the president's press service.

"Our key task is to hold the elections transparently and in a democratic way," the president said.

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Harry Yellando Aug. 23, 2012, 4:19 p.m.    

HA ! Ha ! HA ! This moron is more mental that I thought....who believe him with his record on democratcy.......

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blueriver Aug. 23, 2012, 4:58 p.m.    

Q/. Mr. Yanukovych will you be interviewed on live TV and tell all Ukrainians what happened in 2004 Elections ?

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 27, 2012, 1:42 a.m.    

Shto viy skazali? Burp. Nyet, nyet, nyet! Burp. Vsho khorosho! Burp!

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 27, 2012, 1:45 a.m.    

P.S. Vitya has an answer for everything no matter what condition he is in.

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Aug. 25, 2012, 2:05 a.m.    

Which standard? There is no offal standard. Democracy is based on representative Governmnent. The MMP system adopted by Ukraine is unrepresentative. the dual split mandate where half of the single chamber parliament is elected by proportional representation and the other bald by single member first-past-post voting system will create divisions in the representative model. First-past-the-post voting is itself undemocratic and unrepresentative. A candidate with the highest votes is elected. A candidate can win a seat in parliament with less than 50% support and as little as 30%. With large sectors of the population not supporting the winning candidate.

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