BYuT and Party of Regions bid to revise Constitution - Yushchenko

14:46, 04 December 2008
Politics
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And coalition formed a coalition de-facto

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko claims that de-facto, BYuT and Party of Regions formed a coalition, but he will not allow fulfilling their plan to revise the Constitution.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, Victor Yushchenko claimed this at a joint press conference with Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon in Kyiv on Thursday.

Victor Yushchenko stressed that BYuT and the Party of Regions began to form a coalition as early as on September 2. “The probability of forming this coalition is very high, actually, it has been formally created”, the President said, adding that he is not an adherent of this coalition. “Because, in this political alliance, Ukraine will face a number of unpleasant events and sometimes even unpredicted developments”, Victor Yushchenko said.

In his opinion, a coalition that is not built on democratic and national interests may become a serious challenge for the Ukrainian democracy. At the same time, the President recalled the developments in the Verkhovna Rada on September 2, when, according to him, “a little impromptu by the Prime Minister” in collaboration with the Party of Regions indicated dismantling of democratic values.

Speaking about current developments, Victor Yushchenko noted that a new coalition may become a serious threat, up to a deep revision of the Ukrainian Constitution.

At the same time, the President, referring to information from mass media, said that, according to some information, a coalition between BYuT and the Party of Regions may be formed only after amendments are introduced into the Ukrainian Constitution. “I’m sure: these things destroy the Ukrainian democracy and do not correspond to our aspirations. It will be a step back for Ukraine in the sphere of stability and democracy. I, being the President, will not allow that”, Victor Yushchenko said.

He stressed he will not allow introducing amendments into the Constitution.

At the same time, Victor Yushchenko said that such a coalition may be formed in a democratic country, though reiterated that he does not support this move because he understands the challenges and threats that will appear as a result. “I would like the whole nation, democratic forces, understand and feel, and bear responsibility”, the President said.

 

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