Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ukraine's Government coalition on brink of collapse

Levenko of Foreign Notes reports on two articles published in Segodnya

See also Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko's official Web site - declaration

Yulia Tymoshenko has declared Yushchenko's bluff signaling the end to the coalition. It is difficult to know what deals have been made behind closed doors and with whom. But by the sounds of the aforementioned publications Ukraine is facing a serious turning point in its political future.

Depending on the response by Party of Regions this could pave the way for a presidential coup detar.

If events are allowed to continue top spin out of control there is every possibility that the parliament will either splinter and realign or Yushchenko will implement dismiss the parliament having declared the parliament unworkable and declare Presidential rule.

Democracy under yushchenko has never been allowed to take root. Yushchenko has at every step of the way sought to undermine Ukraine's transition to a parliamentary system of governance. The political crisis of 2007 was of the president's making.

Yushchenko should resign to allow for fresh Presidential elections. If not then Party of Regions with the support of Yulia Tymoshenko should combine forces and establish a truly democratic parliamentary republic.

There are many grounds that would justify Yushchenko's impeachment.

If Yulia has cut a deal with Party of Regions Ukraine may very well see the adoption and formation of a full European Style Parliamentary democracy and hopefully an end to the divisiveness and instability created by the office of the President.