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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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