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 Yanukovych Wants to Rule Without Parliament, Tomenko

In the discussion on the possible early elections to the Verkhovna Rada, and in particular when it comes to the desire of the opposition to hold simultaneous early parliamentary and presidential elections, we must consider the mentality of the current government, which, to say the least does not treat the need to abide the Constitution and laws of Ukraine with the greatest respect.

This was announced today by one of Batkivschyna leaders Mykola Tomenko, commenting to Cherkasy journalists on the possible dissolution of parliament, reports the press service of the party.

"We have been receiving information from the pro-government circles, which reflects on the unique, in their opinion, the latest version of the interpretation of the Russian Empire slogan 'no peace, no war'. Given this fact, the government can resort to the option, when the President dissolves the current Parliament, and the decision to hold early parliamentary election is postponed," Mykola Tomenko noted. According to him, the arguments in favor of this can be different - ranging from lack of funds and inability to determine election laws by which the early elections are to be held.

"Given this, the opposition must analyze all possible alternatives of action in the current situation. Obviously, we have to work on a new electoral law to ensure democratic elections based on proportional system with open lists. And also - have clear guarantees that in the event of from parliamentary crisis situation, not only the dissolution of the Parliament takes place but also the new elections to the Verkhovna Rada are guaranteed. And ideally - simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections," said the politician. In his opinion, if there is no such guarantee, the idea much talked about in the current surrounding of the President can be realized - to dissolve the Parliament without appointing new elections.

"It is not in vain in the media began a massive attack with arguments on the irrelevance of the Parliament in general and deputies in particular, who allegedly only hinder the President and government in conducting reform. Without the Parliament the President and the government, and, indeed, the current regime will feel comfortable, with absence of a single place to inform about the situation in Ukraine, and to prevent the adoption of any anti-people's decisions," Mykola Tomenko.

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