Ukraine’s Parliament is scheduled to meet tomorrow May 25, This will the beginning of who is telling the truth. nearly two months since Ukraine went to the polls to form a new Parliamentary Government and still there is no indication as to who will partner who. Viktor Yushchenko’s Ukraine is playing hard ball trying to stare down Yulia Tymochenko in the fight for the Prime Ministers position.
The Orange coalition has already been delivered a serious blow with a loss of confidence and public support. Any further delay in forming a working coalition will only add to Our Ukraine’s continued decline in the public poles.
Tymoshenko may fall short in PM quest -official
By Andrew Grey
LONDON (Reuters) – Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, seeking to return to power as prime minister in Ukraine, may have too little support in parliament to win the job, a top Ukrainian official said on Tuesday.
Outgoing Prime Minister Yuri Yekhanurov, the president’s longstanding ally who led his Our Ukraine party in the election, restated his preference for a broad coalition.
That would embrace the Regions party, first in the poll but still short of a majority to govern on its own. It is supported mainly in Russian-speaking eastern and southern regions.
“I do not want them to be in opposition to the president,” Yekhanurov told Ukraine’s Radio Era, referring to the Regions Party. “The task is to consolidate Ukrainians, including those 8 million citizens who voted for the Regions Party.”
The new parliament, empowered under new constitutional provisions to name the prime minister, holds its first sitting on Thursday and has about two months to form a government. Yushchenko expects a government early next month.
The coalition of parties behind the “Orange Revolution” have agreed in principle to a new coalition, but talks on a formal agreement appear stalled. Our Ukraine refuses to sign any deal that would make Tymoshenko premier.
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