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Yuschenko hopes 10% of voters to support Our Ukraine at parliamentary elections

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Aug. 1, 2012, 8:12 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The leader of the Our Ukraine Party, Viktor Yuschenko, expects that the union of patriotic forces would receive more than 10% of votes at the upcoming parliamentary elections.
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 The leader of the Our Ukraine Party, Viktor Yuschenko, expects that the union of patriotic forces would receive more than 10% of votes at the upcoming parliamentary elections.

"We will get more than 10% of national support. This is my opinion," he told journalists on Tuesday, July 31.

According to the new election legislation, parties may not unite into blocs. The law also foresees the election of people's deputies under a mixed system (50% from party tickets and 50% from constituencies) and introduces a 5% election threshold.

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bernardh Aug. 2, 2012, 8:46 a.m.    

The two main objectives for Yuschenko:
1/ to keep his dacha
2/ to obstruct for the opposition and help PoR stay in power

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 5, 2012, 4:25 a.m.    

In all fairness to Viktor Yushchenko, he was a successful banker, he had to endure the near fatal physical disaster of being poisoned (probably compliments of Leonid Kuchma and associates), and he did advance some aspects of Ukrainian cultural identity (including his controversial method of standing up to Moscow). Beyond that he was a total failure as a politician and as a President. He gravely alienated most of the Ukrainian electorate and took his Party of Our Ukraine into near oblivion. Moreover, his personal hatred of Yulia Tymoshenko fueled by his untempered ego led to his collusion with Viktor Yanukovych which in turn contributed to the advent of a Great Russian/little russian chauvinist sovok Government. The current reality in Ukraine is very clear where it concerns Yushchenko and his few supporters. The very best that they can achieve in the upcoming election for a new VR will probably range between 1% to 3% of the popular vote. If any OU candidates are elected it will only happen in single member constituencies.

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