Victor Yushchenko has met with Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov to discuss economic and political issues, according to the President’s press-office.

      Mr. Yekhanurov, who also leads the pro-presidential Our Ukraine bloc, informed the Head of State of coalition talks. Mr. Yushchenko said the parties taking part in the negotiations should bridge all the differences to sign a coalition agreement and then meet with him.

      The President and the premier also agreed that it was vital for the country to pass laws that could balance and strengthen the system of government to mitigate the imperfect constitutional changes. Mr. Yushchenko then opined that the deputies should also approve bills clearly distinguishing between political posts and posts of state officials.