President signs imperative mandate

10:42, 06 February 2007
Politics
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However "it contradicts democratic norms"

Victor Yushchenko has signed an imperative mandate law, according to the President`s press-office.

“I signed the imperative mandate law [Law on Changes to Ukrainian Laws on the Status of Deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Local Councils] because 362 lawmakers had supported this vision of a local deputy’s political will,” he told a news conference on Monday.

The President, however, added that “this group position on the issue contradicts democratic norms.”  

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