Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Early election in Ukraine will be postponed?

Today prime minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko refused to allocate money to finance early parliamentary election, scheduled by President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko on 7 December 2008. Mrs. Tymoshenko informed about her decision (and the decision of the majority of ministers of her government) during the press conference in Kiev that finished a couple of minutes ago.

Yulia Tymoshenko emphasized that the early election should be “simply cancelled”, and members of Parliament should come back to Verkhovna Rada building to adopt a legislation (49 law projects) needed to fight with the consequences of the world economic crisis in Ukraine.

“To spend 0,5 billion of gryvnas (100 million dollars) on adventure with the snap election is the straight action against national interests,” she added. “The early election is a tragedy for Ukraine”.

Meanwhile, the Kiev Appeal Administrative Court has postponed the hearing of the “snap election case” to 10.00 am on Friday, 19 October. It seems to me that early elections may also be postponed to a later date – late December or even January. But the elections will take place, it is for sure.

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