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Yatseniuk: Presidential elections may be held before 2015

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Sept. 1, 2012, 4:46 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine


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 This year's parliamentary elections in Ukraine is a possibility to return Ukraine back on the democratic path of development, Head of the Council of the Batkivschyna United Opposition Arseniy Yatseniuk has said.

"Should we have 226 votes in the new Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the presidential elections will take place much earlier than in 2015. Because one of the laws that the new Ukrainian parliament should adopt is the law of Ukraine on the impeachment of president," he said at a press conference in Kyiv on Saturday.

Yatseniuk stressed that the united opposition plans to create in the new parliament an ad hoc commission on the impeachment of president Viktor Yanukovych.

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cedrik Sept. 1, 2012, 5:40 p.m.    

Mr Yatseniuk is making a long list of suppositions. The fly in the ointment is if any one of the suppositions does not come to fruition his game plan fails.

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bkrevel Sept. 1, 2012, 5:54 p.m.    

And what makes 'your' suppositions, that the 226 seats will not be attained,,,,,more credible than Yatseniuk's???

Oct 29 will tell us all........

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carl Sept. 1, 2012, 8:47 p.m.    

cedrik none of his bs will come true. Yatseniuk is like fingernails on a chalkboard. He and other opposition leaders are contesting for leadership and praying that yulia is not released.

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Roman Dawydiak Sept. 1, 2012, 10:17 p.m.    

Yanukovych, just like used toilet paper, should be flushed down the toilet or thrown into a sewer.

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cedrik Sept. 2, 2012, 6:24 p.m.    

I know that, Carl. However, it's interesting that the Loyal Opposition squeaks about justice, fair trials, etc etc, and yet in another article on this here page they openly say they will 'punish' anyone 'involved' in the 'persecution' of Mrs Tymoshenko. I find that a quite interesting statement.

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Harry Yellando Sept. 1, 2012, 10:36 p.m.    

In the UK we say DO NOT COUNT THE CHICKEN UNTILL THEY HAVE HATCHED.....Yanko will never be impeached....he is far too cleaver for that.... clones, payments for votes and corruption, he will win by any force required........mark my words....

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Sept. 4, 2012, 2:40 a.m.    

You need two thirds of he aprilamnetti impeach te presidetm. it a majority. Yatseniul again demonstrates heis a man without a policy or a vision for Ukraine. reccycling failed Yushenko policies is to the way forward.

Ukraine will NEVER be a free independent democratic state as long as it is beholden to presidential rule. Ukraine needs to remove presidential power and authority and adopt a full parliamentary system of governance. The head of state should be elected by a constitutional majority of the Parliament not direct election, as is te case in Estonia, Lativia Modolva. ingary and other European states.

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Sept. 4, 2012, 2:44 a.m.    

clearly Yatseniuk has no idea of constitutional rule of law. His statements just demonstrates how naive and ineffective he is, I doubt that opposition will secure a slender majority let alone be in a position to win more than 300 votes needed to impeach the president. Yatseniuk undermines his own credibility.

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