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Yushchenko says he will run for parliament on party ticket

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Sept. 27, 2011, 7:56 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Ukraine's third president (2005-2010), Our Ukraine Party leader Viktor Yuschenko, has said that he will stand for parliament in the upcoming parliamentary elections on a party ticket. "I cannot run for deputy on a majority list, as it could be seen as an unfair political game. I have to answer for my party, rather than for myself. Therefore, bringing my political force [to parliament] would be a more chivalrous task than running for MP on my own," the party's press service quoted him as saying on Tuesday.

Yuschenko said that the presidium of the Our Ukraine Party adopted a fundamental position at a meeting on Tuesday that the party would participate in the elections and that it had called on patriotic and democratic forces to unite.

"Of course, it will depend on our partners what this consolidation will be like. We are open to dialog and negotiations," Yuschenko said.
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Anonymous Sept. 27, 2011, 8:07 p.m.    

he still needs some immunity...

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Anonymous Sept. 27, 2011, 9 p.m.    

isn't he becoming an American citizen??? Probably not, they don't want him either!

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Anonymous Sept. 27, 2011, 9:20 p.m.    

As a VR member he can teach at Harvard.He does not need the money.He wants more contacts with the world leaders.

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 4:26 a.m.    

Harvard Ukrainian Studies is as worthless as he is...totally controlled by anti-Ukrainians!

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Anonymous Sept. 27, 2011, 8:59 p.m.    

LOL !LOL !LOL !LOL !LOL !LOL !

There should be NO amnesty for that BUM!

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Anonymous Sept. 27, 2011, 11:08 p.m.    

Which parties will unite with him? One thing is certain, Yulia and her supporters never will- not after the way he tried to railroad her in court!

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 1:40 a.m.    

You threw your people under the bus once. Tend to your bees but keep your stinger away from the people who deserve better.

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 6:59 a.m.    

Voting participation in the last presidential election was only 40% because Yushenko sabotaged the election by collaborating with Yanukovych through telling people not to vote or to vote for no one. Had there been even 50% voter turnout Yanukovych would have lost. Consider this factor along with Yanukovych's well known vote rigging machine and the president should have been Tymoshenko. Yanukovych disregards and reviles the democratic system through which he was elected (albeit by fluke) and is transforming Ukraine into a dictatorship.

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 8:53 a.m.    

&quot;Had there been even 50% voter turnout Yanukovych would have lost&quot;.

Voter turnout was 69% in the last election, you moron.

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 3:37 p.m.    

Many voters stayed home and many voted for &quot;no one&quot;. Typical Russian and Party of Regions response - use foul language, name calling and pornography when there is no answer.

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 8:18 a.m.    

Please read below for more bitter and twisted ramblings from rabid tymoshenko supporters

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 3:30 p.m.    

Where is the logic in this decision? His poll numbers and the party poll numbers are well below threshold limit.This is political suicide not only for him but for his party,could it be longshot effort to get immunity.

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 5:05 p.m.    

Yuschenko is a power hungry self obsessed mad dog. A more humane society would have put him down for fear of him biting passersby.

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 9:21 p.m.    

Your day came,,,,,,and is now long gone.

Any President, who tells the voters to vote for 'None of the above&quot;...should be arrested for subversion and shot with a ball of his own sh-t.

A democracy is by the people, for the people........if no one votes....then it becomes a dictatorship....which is what you asked for during the last election.

You stole your share,,,,,,now be quiet,,,and let democracy live.

Go to the Black Sea, like Stalin, and live the rest of your days out of the public eye......

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