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Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc wants its members joining coalition to be stripped of mandates

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March 11, 2010, 2 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc has appealed to the Central Elections Commission to terminate parliamentary mandates of six parliamentarians who have joined a new parliamentary coalition. "We will look at the coalition agreement to be made public, and there will be signatures of our faction members on it. We will see this as their declaration on withdrawing from the faction. Then the imperative mandate provisions will be invoked, and we will file an appeal with the Central Elections Commission so that these carcasses be stripped of the right to be part of our political group," Andriy Kozhemyakin, a first deputy leader of the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc, told journalists on Thursday.

He identified the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc deputies who signed the coalition agreement as Hennady Zadirko, Vitaliy Barvinenko, Volodymyr Kapliyenko, Oleh Cherpytsky, Ihor Savchenko, and Yuriy Poluneyev.

Kozhemiakin also said that Hryhoriy Omelchenko, who voted for amending the procedure for forming a parliamentary majority, did not sign the coalition agreement but will vote together with the coalition.
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