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Tymoshenko to go into opposition if not elected president

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Dec. 5, 2009, 11:39 p.m. | Ukraine — by Ukrainian News
Presidential candidate and prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who heads the eponymous bloc, has said she will go into opposition if not elected the president.

Tymoshenko announced this in the Great Politics talk show on the Inter television channel on Friday evening. "Although I have faith in the victory, but if any other option happens, I will simply go into opposition," said Tymoshenko.

The prime minister complained of some flaws in the election legislation and expressed confidence of attempts to be made by her opponents to carry out the vote rigging.

The Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko will monitor the work of election commissions to suppress the vote rigging, the presidential candidate said.

International observers will also facilitate the suppression of the vote rigging, she said.

Tymoshenko called on other presidential candidates sharing the democratic values to support her during the second tour of the presidential elections.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Party of Regions Faction Leader Viktor Yanukovych, a presidential candidate, does not see any opportunity for Yulia Tymoshenko to be the prime minister if he is elected the president.
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Anonymous Dec. 6, 2009, midnight    

I don't see how she could go into opposition if her coalition has majority in the government.

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Anonymous Dec. 6, 2009, 2:27 a.m.    

It id expected that the outcome of the Presidential election will determined the level of ongoing support in the Parliament. If he loses then members of Our Ukraine will use this to force fresh Parliamentary elections. The main reason Lytvyn, Moroz and Simonenko are standing are to keep their names out there in preparation for new elections in the new year. They along with all the other minor candidates can not survive the first round of voting. You need a minimum of 15% to be considered a serious contender. That means 16 candidates are not serious. They have some other agenda. Be it a technical candidate (Someone who has nominated in order to gain more air time or a vote on the electoral commission committees) a spoiler (Someone who has nominated to take votes away form another candidate) or a catch all A nomination that is designed to attract disillusioned voters so as to prevent then supporting other oppositional candidates from regaining attraction.

In this election there are only two serious candidates. And a few hopefuls competing agsints each other.

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Anonymous Dec. 7, 2009, 4:28 a.m.    

I don't see how she could go into oppossition, especially since she is already there. I wonder if she will relocate not to London, but rather to Moscow. Yurshenko has made many mistakes, but not one of his mistakes was to weaken the independence of Ukrainia to Moscow. Face it, Yulia is about Yulia always has been and always will be. If I could vote I would vote for Yankovich, it is time for my beloved ukrainia to unite behind one man and rebuild the relationship with Russia, for our new govt in USSA is no friend to Ukrainia.

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