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ZIK: Dead lawmaker continues to vote in Ukraine parliament

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April 23, 2011, 8:46 p.m. |
A Regions lawmaker, Mykola Lisin, 1964, crashed his Lamborghini at 270 km/h killing himself late Apr. 17 night. He was reported by the police to be driving under the influence of alcohol. His woman companion escaped death miraculously, being taken to hospital with multiple injuries.However, on Apr. 21, Lisin was registered as having voted in the Ukrainian parliament.
The incident was explained by the fact that Party of Regions members often do not vote in person, leaving the procedure to their buddies who keep their voting cards. Read the story here.
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Anonymous April 23, 2011, 10:09 p.m.    

evolution at work...

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Anonymous April 24, 2011, 1:44 a.m.    

ahah , yes it is true . the politic in ukraine are the superstars . what a shame

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Anonymous April 24, 2011, 3:35 a.m.    

He must be a SAINT! Imagine THAT ...Dead and STILL voting! A super CITIZEN dedicated and hard working even though 6 feet underground.

What other country on earth has such dedicated Leaders?

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Anonymous April 24, 2011, 6:16 p.m.    

What kind of democracy is this in Ukraine?

Apparently, a democracy of super-dedicated dead people.

Not only that - Lisin's &quot;buddies&quot; respect and venerate him so much that they keep using his voting card!

To keep his memory alive, no doubt.

Ukraine - &quot;I see dead people.&quot;

But it's not a problem - because dead people can keep voting in Ukraine.

The most democratic country on earth - where even dead people can participate in democracy.

When the Greeks invented democracy centuries ago, they were obviously not intelligent enough to think about letting dead people participate.

I wonder if Lisin voted to give Firtash the billions of dollars that Firtash just got from the Ukrainian government?

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Anonymous April 24, 2011, 10:25 p.m.    

Well, dead souls can be useful, as already Gogol told us in his famous novel.

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Anonymous April 24, 2011, 5:38 a.m.    

There are plenty of members of parliament in devloped countries that drive expensive cars and wear expensive clothes and jewlery I.E USA

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Anonymous April 24, 2011, 1:53 p.m.    

maybe , but none driving drunk and at 270 km/h

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Anonymous April 24, 2011, 5:36 p.m.    

You are correct, and they are not as loyal as Ukraine politicians--most stop voting after they are dead. What a wonderful dedicated people you are!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous April 24, 2011, 1:23 p.m.    

If you knew how many Poles vote in Lvov... and all of them are alive!

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Anonymous April 24, 2011, 8:26 p.m.    

Great democracy ...&quot;Anyone&quot; can vote in Ukraine...dead or alive...and it doesn't matter what country or planet they are from!!!

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Anonymous April 24, 2011, 9:08 p.m.    

There are many Polish Ukrainians.

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Anonymous April 24, 2011, 1:31 p.m.    

Many people have been travelling with Canadian passports to from Canada to USA and that same people travelled from Canada to Ukraine with Ukrainian passports.

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Anonymous April 24, 2011, 5:39 p.m.    

You people should be more respectful of the dead. If you can't say something good about the dead, then say nothing.

OK.

He is dead---good.

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Anonymous April 24, 2011, 9:11 p.m.    

No, He's alive! He is risen! He is voting!

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Anonymous April 26, 2011, 10 a.m.    

Next year we can celebrate April 21 as Lisin Voskris!

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