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Differences May Take Place between Electronic Counting of Votes and the Counting Protocol Using Wet Signets: Ukrainian Politician

Politics Materials 3 October 2007 16:44
Differences May   Take Place between Electronic Counting of Votes and the Counting Protocol Using Wet Signets: Ukrainian Politician

Ukraine, Kiev /corr. Trend Z.Nozotovski / The Ukrainian politician, President of the Centre for Social Research 'Sofia', Andrei Ermolayev, considers that differences may take place between the electronic counting of votes and the counting protocol using wet signets.

According to recent information, 99.41% of the protocols in the district election commissions have been submitted. The Party of Regions collected 34.27% of the votes, Bloc of Yuri Timoshenko - 30.78%, 'Our Ukraine - Popular Self-Defense' Bloc - 14.20%, the Communist Party - 5.38%, Bloc of Litvian - 3.96%, and Sociological Party - 2.87%. Some 2.73% did not support any of the parties.

According to the politician, the future apportionment of the parties in Parliament depends on the issue of whether or not the Sociological Party can exceed the 3% barrier. It will provide an opportunity to precisely forecast which parties will establish a coalition.

In addition, Ermolayev highlighted the significant role of Bloc of Litvian in the future parliament. He stressed that the Leader of the Bloc, Vladimir Litvinin, is an ambitious politician and it is impossible to turn his activities only into the coalition where he is currently represented. "Litvian may play his role and it will be a basis for establishing a big coalition in the future," Ermolayev said.

He highlighted, as appropriate, the proposals of 'Our Ukraine' on the candidature of Vyacheslav Kirilenko, on the position of the Chairman of the Supreme Rada of Ukraine. He stressed that such proposals should not be refused by other parties, on the base of which it is possible to establish an 'orange' coalition ('Our Ukraine', Popular Self-Defense, Bloc of Yuri Timoshenko). As known, Yuri Timoshenko has plans to become the Prime Minister of Ukraine and it is probable that the Leader of Popular Self-Defense, Yuri Lutsenko, will claim for the position of mayor of Kiev.

Ermolayev did not exclude a possible parliamentary crisis in the Ukraine if a majority does not appear. In this case, the future development of the events will depend on the President of the Ukraine.

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