Dictatorship Resistance Committee to coordinate opposition parties in parliamentary elections

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Aug. 10, 2011, 10:57 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Riot police run alongside a police car that apparently takes former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko back to the prison from the court hearing room, along Kiev main street in Kiev, Ukraine on Aug. 8, 2011.
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The Front for Change Party leader Arseniy Yatseniuk has said that the Dictatorship Resistance Committee will coordinate the efforts of opposition parties at the parliamentary elections. "The first issue [of the committee's activities] is holding joint rallies outside the court [Pechersky District Court in Kyiv which is hearing Yulia Tymoshenko's case]," Yatseniuk said on Channel 5 on Wednesday evening.

He said that the ex-premier's support by opposition parties means that the opposition is protecting the institute of democracy in the country.

He said that the next step of the Dictatorship Resistance Committee will be coordination of efforts at the parliamentary elections.

The Front for Change leader said the opposition parties should jointly decide on the candidates at the upcoming parliamentary elections who will be nominated in single-member constituencies.

According to him, in this case the opposition will be able to win the majority, which will not be controlled by the government.

Yatseniuk stressed that the main task of the opposition today is to strive for the acquittal of former premier and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, who is charged with abuse of power during the signing of the gas supply contracts with Russia in 2009.
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Anonymous Aug. 10, 2011, 6:11 p.m.    

Why should the 20% of the population that are authoritarian, Communist and Soviet rule over the 80% of the population that is democracy and freedom oriented? Democracy and freedom oriented parties should agree to always vote and to vote only for any democracy oriented candidate that is available if someone from their own party is unavailable and to never, never, never vote for an authoritarian, Soviet or Communist oriented candidate. It would be so simple.

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Anonymous Aug. 10, 2011, 6:54 p.m.    

They should set up an Assassination Committee.

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Anonymous Aug. 10, 2011, 7:26 p.m.    

Cute but nonproductive.

The constitution does not allow for assasinations......but it does allow for IMPEACHMENTS for illegal acts of the president.


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Anonymous Aug. 11, 2011, 1:30 a.m.    

Its Ukraine's version of the tea party

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Anonymous Aug. 11, 2011, 4:41 a.m.    

Ukraine heads back towards Russia:

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Anonymous Aug. 11, 2011, 6:31 a.m.    

Slavic women forced into prostitution:;feature=related

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Anonymous Aug. 11, 2011, 8:09 a.m.    

A united policy platform, and a united list of candidates and leadership is essential amongst the democratic Ukrainian Opposition forces. Essential.

In the meantime, all effort should be made to initiate impeachment proceedings against Yanukovych.

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