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Front for Change members to run for parliament on Batkivschyna's list

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July 14, 2012, 4:59 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

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Head of the council of the Batkivschyna united opposition and leader of the Front for Change Party Arseniy Yatseniuk and some other members of the Front for Change will participate in Ukraine's parliamentary elections as a non-partisans.

Delegates of the Front for Change's congress took this decision unanimously in Kyiv on Saturday, the party's press service reported.

According to the decision, the membership of the Front for Change party was suspended for those, who will run for the parliament on the lists of the united opposition formed on the basis of the Batkivschyna All-Ukrainian Union.

The congress decided to entrust the leadership of the party for the time of the election campaign to the head of the Front for Change secretariat, Svitlana Voitsekhovska.

The membership of the Front for Change party for the candidates for MPs will be suspended until their taking the oath of the people's deputy of Ukraine.

This decision was taken due to the fact that the law on the parliamentary elections doesn't envisage the participation of blocs of parties in the election.

As reported, on April 23 the Front for Change Party, the Batkivschyna Party, the Popular Rukh of Ukraine, the People's Self-Defense Party, the For Ukraine! Party, and the Reforms and Order Party declared the unification of the oppositional forces. Leader of the Batkivschyna Party Yulia Tymoshenko and Yatseniuk top the election list.

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cedrik July 14, 2012, 11:38 p.m.    

The Mouse That Roared.

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Roman Dawydiak July 15, 2012, 5:19 a.m.    

This is true from those who speak from the perspective of a mouse. In their attempt to split the Opposition by outlawing Blocs, the Party of Regions has inadvertently allowed for a cohesion of the various Parties that compose the Opposition. Dyakayu, Spasiba, Thank you Very Much for your assistance.

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carl July 15, 2012, 7:51 p.m.    

A clear violation of the law any opposition elected under said scheme are disqualified. This is a defacto bloc and therefore illegal.

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freedom..... July 16, 2012, 4:17 a.m.    

carl.....could you be so kind as to tell us, the readers, just one law your mentor yanu has 'NOT BROKEN'........just one law......

Your good buddy slimeovych has violated every law in zookraine.
Yet you worship him.....!!???!
How much you get paid?

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Roman Dawydiak July 16, 2012, 4:22 a.m.    

It may indeed appear to be a de facto bloc but its legal standing as in de jure defines the Opposition (most of the current primary Parties) as running under a single Party list. This my dear Carl is not illegal.

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