Yushchenko’s Our Ukraine party elects new council

10:32, 13 November 2006
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After 11 hours of debates

The congress of President Yushchenko’s Our Ukraine party elected a 214-member council after 11 hours of debates late on Saturday, according to Itar-Tass.

No sensation was produced. The party council includes prominent party figures ranging from the participants in the corruption scandal from the entourage of President Pyotr Poroshenko and Alexander Tretyakov to the head of presidential secretariat Viktor Baloga and former Prime Minister Yuri Yekhanurov.

Nikolai Katerinchuk, the chief opponent to the grand parliamentary coalition, was also elected to the Our Ukraine council.

The newly-elected council will hold its first meeting on November 16.

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