Ukraine needs politics of a new quality - President Yushchenko

10:16, 07 April 2009
Politics
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"I repeat again that I am ready to make decision..."

At his joint press conference with Hans-Gert Pottering, President of the European Parliament, President Victor Yushchenko said that to him the date of holding presidential election in Ukraine is not important, according to the President`s press-office.

"I repeat again that I am ready to make decision on declaring early presidential election in Ukraine. It does not matter to me how many months earlier the election will take place - either in October, or in September. What we are speaking now about, is that the opportunity to settle political situation should be used in only one way - we should hold simultaneous early parliamentary election.", - he said.

According to him, early parliamentary election would allow the conditions in the Verkhovna Rada that produce political crisis to change. "First, the Ukrainian parliament will have a coalition that will have majority of 226 votes and which will be able to any law: either on regulation of financial crisis, or on changing electoral system or any other", - he said.

He also stressed that it is necessary to alter electoral legislation introducing open ballot system and abolish deputies` immunity. In addition the Verkhovna Rada should vote bills on financing of the elections.

"I think that would be a proper compromise for all branches of power: to adopt a clear and understandable decision on holding early elections, thus bringing politics of a new quality and stability to the country", - he said.

 

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