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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Anonymous March 11, 2010, 2:40 p.m.    

in all democracies when a member of a party crosses over to another party that member sits as an independent till next parlamentary elections.

the mandate can not be revoked by a party as the mandate was given by the constituents,,

thus julia is again biting the dust

revenge full vindictive on an endless vendetta

now ukraine sees what a whitch she really is,, have no good will whatso ever just hatred

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Anonymous March 11, 2010, 3:35 p.m.    

But this is just corrupt. Those people were elected on a BYUT ticket and not as individuals. They're in the RADA becasue people, however mistakenly, voted for BYUT and its leader Tym. They crossed over for personal reasons which have nothing to do with principle or ideology. An independent member who leaves the party at least has to make a declartion as to why he/she is leaving. eg: the party said it would do x and didn't and I'm a strong supporter of x. But here there isn't even an attempt at some kind of democratic practice.

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Anonymous March 11, 2010, 4:02 p.m.    

There is nothing new about crossing over.Here in the UK, MPs do cross over.It's normal.The truth is Yulia is typical woman who thinks by crying and shouting she could get some attention.Yulia is not fit to be a politician.I knew that Yanukovich will cleverly remove her even though she challenged him to do so.Yulia forgets that Yanukovich has been in party politics long before her.Is there no clever man from Western Ukraine other than Yulia?

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Anonymous March 12, 2010, 2:13 p.m.    

It's not normal. How many times does it happen? And there's a big fuss if it does. Plus in the UK at least an MP even though he is a member of a party is elected personally in each constituancy.

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