On Wednesday, 23 October I went to the Parliament, which was supposed to start to work (after the mentioned above decision of President) and even to approve anti-crisis package of legislation (as for that date there were two main (different) projects of law on this issue: presented by President and Prime minister).
The day appeared to be not lucky at all – the Parliament didn’t start to work and I’ve caught flu.
My “parliamentary disease” didn’t last for a long time: today I’m practically back to the camp of healthy members of society. But the health of the Parliament of Ukraine is still in very bad condition. After its dismissal and then mysterious call back, the Parliament simply cannot start to work and to pass legislation. Ukraine is facing the worst economical crisis in its history, but who cares about that. Ukraine and its citizens became like a hostages of a current political turmoil.
One member of Parliament told me on Wednesday that it will be more correct to say that all the Ukrainian citizens and a country are the hostages of a fight between President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. He mentioned also that we are witnessing not a start of parliamentary campaign for a snap election, but a start of a presidential campaign. I agree with this point of view.
As I predicted, the parliamentary crisis will not finish before I will override my flu. On Tuesday I am going to visit the Parliament again. Everything will be exactly like a week before: even with almost the same anti-crisis package in the agenda. And I am very sceptical concerning the result of that day. Ukrainian Parliamentary disease seems very difficult to cure.