Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Rukh calls for snap parliamentary and presidential elections

Rukh calls for snap parliamentary and presidential elections
The People's Movement of Ukraine party has called for holding new parliamentary and presidential elections simultaneously in March 2007.

 Interfax-Ukraine  Source: Kyiv Post
The People's Movement of Ukraine (Rukh) in the wake of the Constitutional Court ruling on political reform, has called for snap parliamentary and presidential elections, as well as the mobilization of the Ukrainian people.

"The only way out of this situation is to 'reboot' the authorities, and this means holding snap parliamentary and presidential elections. The voters who went to elections in 2007 and 2010 gave a mandate for an entirely different set of powers to the representatives of the authorities," reads a statement by Rukh that was posted on the Web site of the party.

In addition, the party said that all members of the Constitutional Court who voted for this "contract ruling" should be dismissed.

The authors of the document also added that the constitution "henceforth is fully unprotected," and such a ruling "legally sanctified another step towards the usurpation of power by the team of Yanukovych and Azarov, and the establishment of authoritarian regime."

According to Rukh, the Constitutional Court this called in question the legitimacy of the whole of the Ukrainian government.

"The present situation requires an urgent response and the full mobilization of the Ukrainian people," reads the statement.


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