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A Ukrainian Political Scientist Says Negotiations between President and Premier-Minister Virtually Ceased

Politics Materials 28 April 2007 11:37 (UTC +04:00)
A Ukrainian Political Scientist Says Negotiations between President and Premier-Minister Virtually Ceased

Ukraine, Kiev/ Trend , corr. Z. Novosvitskiy/ Vladimir Fesenko, an Ukrainian political analyst, Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Applied Political Research and Studies, has said that negotiation process between the Ukrainian President, Viktor Yuschenko and Prime-Minister of the Country, Viktor Yanukovitch has virtually been ceased after the President issued another (the second) Decree on Dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's Parliament).

"However, it seems to me that this process will be resumed, since there is no other alternative, but the necessity to come to an agreement, search for a political and legal formula of the way out of the existing political crises in the country," said Mr. Fesenko.

According to the political analyst, the last Presidential Decree on Dissolution of the Rada is intended for neutralizing the situation in the Constitutional Court and to suspend the execution of the case concerning the first Presidential Decree issued on April 2, 2007. Mr. Fesenko considers that there are all prerequisites to it. "This is the first alternative of the further developments... It should be mentioned it will be extremely important, who will be the rappourter on the case, how much this person will be a neutral one, and whether there will be questions to this figure from the point of view both of political engagingness and morality. That will be principal issues," said Mr. Fesenko.

Another possible alternative, the Coalition will be insisting on. According to Mr. Fesenko, the emphasis will be placed on the fact to the both Presidential Decrees. The tactics of the actions taken by the Coalition is unstable at the present stage remains unchanged.

"The lack of adequate and accurate information from the Constitutional Court of the Country, as well as contradictory statements made prior to all these witness about the fact that there is a very brutal and severe fight for a format of a future decision to be taken... The lack of official information witness about the fact that the Constitutional Court has not finally made such a decision officially," concluded the Ukrainian political analyst.

Notably, two days ago, the Ukrainian President, Viktor Yuschenko has postponed the date of the parliamentary elections to be held in the Country from May 27 to June 24 by issuing his last Decree. Explaining his decision, Mr. Yuschenko said that he had taken into consideration the appeal made by the Central Election Committee (CEC) of the Country on the lack of quorum in the CEC two months ago.

However, The Ukrainian Parliament, in its turn, has banned putting into effect the Decree issued by President Viktor Yuschenko on April 26 on Special Pre-Term Parliamentary Elections. This decision was made by 260 MPs at the necessary 226 votes. The MPs came to conclusion that the existing Presidential Decree had been issued "at a lack of legal grounds on it". By the decision made by the Verkhovna Rada, the Government and the National Bank of the Country have been prohibited to finance the forthcoming elections.

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