Ukraine president meets prime minister

Other News Materials 3 April 2007 18:47 (UTC +04:00)

( ForUm ) - Victor Yushchenko met with Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday, presidnet's press office reported.

The President insisted that his decree to dissolve parliament must be fulfilled. He said presidential orders were obligatory under Ukraine's constitution.

Yushchenko also said the Central Election Commission was capable of holding an early election and called today's vote to reappoint the previous commission, which had been found guilty of being involved in rigging the 2004 presidential election, not only unlawful but also immoral. He said the government of Ukraine was not a political force and therefore could not use parliamentary resolutions as its cover. He said the cabinet of ministers must ensure that the Central Election Commission can work without problems and demanded that the governemnt give it money to hold the snap poll.

The President, who is Ukraine's supreme commander-in-chief, reassured the premier he would make sure there is no "violent scenario" in the country.

"Peaceful protests of the citizens show that democracy is developing in our country. You publicly acknowledged that it was true and so be fully sincere," he said.