Our Ukraine are facing a crisis of their own and face a very bleak future amidst concerns that division within its ranks. Reports that half of Our Ukraine members support the the formation of an alliance with party of Regions and the formation of a grand governing coalition.
If Our Ukraine do not re-invent themselves Viktor Yushchenko's future is looking more and more like a one term wonder.
Already his moral authority has been reduced to the barest minimal.
Our Ukraine had its opportunity but with all its game play it has squandered much of the good will that once was afforded them. The Party is over and its members know it. They are accused of being traitors and continue to be the focus blame for the loss of public faith.
(For-Ua.com) - September 4, 2006
Zaporizhzhya Governor Chervonenko on the Our Ukraine Party's prospects
Yevhen Chervonenko Zaporizhzhya Governor and the Our Ukraine Political Council member has subjected to criticism the future of his party.
I remain a member of the OU Political Council but I have no illusions regarding its coming future, said he in his interview to Izvestia in Ukraine daily.
If Our Ukraine Party does not change the situation existing now few people pass decisions and submit them for approval to the Political Council such party will have no future, stated Chervonenko.
According to his belief, an abscess of Our Ukraine reached the crisis point long time ago. In the nearest time we will hold a session where the issue of OU further existence will be addressed, added Chervonenko.
Touching the issue on possible the OU joining the broad coalition, Chervonenko stressed that the agreement with the Party of Regions should be inked earlier when the conditions were more preferable for the OU.
He also emphasised that the National Unity Universal consists the principles of the further democratic development of Ukraine.
I wish it were implemented by the parties which had ratified it. However, nobody can be sure in the country where to betray means to foresee, concluded Zaporizhzhya Governor Chervonenko.