Lawlessness, writ large

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Feb. 11, 2013, 5:59 p.m. | Op-ed — by Sergey Marchenko

Deputies of Ukrainian opposition hang a poster reading "Deputy, come to work, vote personally” during the opening session of Parliament in Kiev on February 5, 2013. Opposition blocked the parliamentary tribune requiring pro-governments parties to put an end to the practice of deputies voting for their absent colleagues in violation of the Constitution. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY

Critics say that instead of doing real work, the opposition is now fighting in the Verkhovna Rada for meaningless personal voting. They say the oligarchs from the ruling Party of Regions and their long-time Communist allies have the majority nonetheless, and even if personal voting is introduced, nothing will change. They are dead wrong.

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