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You're reading: Daniel Bilak: EuroMaidan wants real change, and here is the recipe

The people are not pleased. Despite returning
the Constitution of 2004, repealing the controversial regional
Russian language law, release of most of the detainees and previously
imprisoned opponents of the Viktor Yanukovych regime, and bringing the
president’s opulent residence, Mezhyhirya, back into state
ownership, people want more – now.

Suspicious of backroom deals and the motives of
deputies, it is clear that people desire a new relationship between
the citizen and the state, one where their former public masters now
become their public servants.

Accordingly, while still burying its dead, the
Maidan is demanding a say in all major decisions affecting their
lives and to have a real voice in how they are governed: members of
the government must be professional, honest, untainted by business
and corrupt schemes, should declare income and assets in a fully
transparent manner, remain fully accountable to the people through
regular detailed reporting, and, crucially, they want new, young
faces in government. The Maidan has no intention of dispersing until
it is confident that the country’s leaders are capable of governing
in a transparent and accountable manner. One can understand the
discomfort of the current crop of politicians.

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