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Voting in Parliament Demonstrates Possibility to Restore Democratic Coalition in Ukraine: Prime Minister

Other News Materials 29 October 2008 20:03 (UTC +04:00)

Ukraine, Kiev, 29 October / Trend , corr. Z.Novosvitskiy/Today's voting in the Supreme Rada in Ukraine on the anti crisis bill demonstrates the possibility to restore the democratic coalition.

"The fact that we have reached agreement demonstrates a good sign to restore the democratic coalition is still possible," the Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko said.

On 29 October, the Ukrainian Supreme Rada accepted the bill on 'First measures to prevent negative consequences of the world-wide financial crisis' and changes into the some bill acts in Ukraine at the first reading. The documents were submitted to the parliament by the President. Members of the collapsed coalition -parliamentary fractions of the Yulia Timoshenko Bloc (BYuT) and Our Ukraine -Popular Defence, voted for the bill. Eighteen MPs from Latvin Bloc and two other MPs from the Regions party. The Communistic party fraction abstained from voting.

Timoshenko stated that the bill would be approved to the second reading and would be included into the agenda tomorrow.

The Ukrainian Government, National Bank and International Monitory Fund voted for allocation of stand-by credit in the amount of $16.5bln to the country. The financing program must be approved by the IFC Board of Directors..

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