Ukraine's outgoing President Viktor Yushchenko has signed the new law on the Presidential election and a hysterical struggle for power has played out with Tymoshenko trying to prevent the publication of the law by commanding the Government printing presses in a desperate pathetic attempt to prevent the promulgation of the law.
The basis for Tymoshenko's opposition on the new law is questionable as is her reaction. The issue of concern over the quorum requirements only comes into effect if she and her party are planning on disrupting the election by not attending meetings and fulfilling their obligations. It only becomes an issue if Tymoshenko does not participate. She is not being denied the right of representation. Tymoshenko's is being hysterical and is losing international respect at a fast rate of knots. Party of Regions and the Parliament is not at fault in supporting this change.
Tymoshenko's latest hysterics and call for a new Maidan is a cover up for her impending loss. Her campaign has been negative and she has not made any headway over the last two weeks and her polling no doubts shows she is about to lose on Sunday.
The International community will not back her on this one. Her best bet is to campaign for constitutional reform and the removal of presidential power. She may have even lost that opportunity.
"Jens-Hagen Eschenbaecher, a spokesman for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's election monitoring body, pointed out that the amendments won't affect the outcome of the vote if both camps act in good faith, as they did in the first round of voting Feb. 17."