Yatseniuk proposes that parliament establish National Constitutional Assembly

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Jan. 24, 2011, 1:01 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Leader the Front for Change Party MP Arseniy Yatseniuk of the Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense faction has registered in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, a draft resolution on the establishment of a National Constitutional Assembly. The text of the document has yet to be postesd on the Web site of the Ukrainian parliament.

As reported, on January 13, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said that a Constitutional Assembly would be established soon, which would improve certain provisions of the fundamental law.

"We will soon start working on a model for a constitutional assembly, which will be an effective consultative mechanism that will reconcile the positions of experts on constitutional law, political analysts, politicians and the public. Together we will go all the way from a discussion about reforming the political system to [creating] specific provisions of the updated fundamental law," the president said.

Regions Party faction member Volodymyr Oliynyk said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine that the Constitutional Assembly will be made up of constitutional lawyers, reputable public figures and politicians, and its composition will be approved by the spring.
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Anonymous Jan. 24, 2011, 5:34 p.m.    

The first question that needs to be determined is Parliament versus President, It is clear that the hybrid systems doe not work when there is conflict and disunity between the President and the parliament.

Ukraine must chose Parliamentary "rule of law" democracy or Presidential "rule by decree" autocracy,

As long as Ukraine remains under the dominance of Presidential authority ot will never be a true independent democratic state

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Anonymous Jan. 25, 2011, 5:51 a.m.    

Precisely... and I thought Yuschenko would have kept his troops singing from the same hymn sheet as far as Presidential powers are concerned.

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Anonymous Jan. 25, 2011, 4:36 p.m.    

The first question that needs to be answered is - keep the politicians OUT of the constitutional assembly.

But Ukraine definitely needs a constitutional assembly.

The second question that needs to be answered is - to create a system of that does not allow abuse of government, no matter who gets elected.

In Ukraine, there seems to be this idea that only the &quot;political elite&quot; are entitled to be in government.

And the &quot;political elite&quot; have no loyalty to Ukraine - only, and exclusively, to their particular mafia party.

Example: Kalashnikov, attacker of journalists, who screamed on TV that he is a &quot;soldat&quot; (soldier) for ---- the Party of Regions. Not Ukraine - the Party of Regions.

(Ganna Goebbels German, Bahdad Baba, said she was going to resign if Kalashnikov stayed in. Both Baghdad Baba and the &quot;loyal soldat&quot; are still in the Party of Regions, and Kalashnikov, with his fat face, was recently on the Yan Tabachnik TV show - the &quot;Party of Regions has no talent.&quot;)

That means direct election of representatives in government at all level - not party lists.

That means an independent judiciary - not politically appointed chimps in robes.

That means the right of recall.

That means independent, elected prosecutors, not mafiosi servants of oligarchs or political parties.

Until all of the citizens in Ukraine finally realize their responsibility, Ukraine will continue to have a mafiosi sewer homo sovieticus sovok relic government.

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Anonymous Jan. 25, 2011, 5:33 p.m.    

The FIRST question is when will Ukraine undergo a full and thorough lustration process similar the that undergone by germany after ww2. Until the soviet cancer has been eradicated from Ukrain'e political system, there will be no progress... You can't build a temple out of dung... which is what the current Rada is. Furthermore, the Ukrainian people prefer a presidential system by a substantial majority, and in a democracy the majority rules.

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