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Yanukovych Promises To Trim Presidential Powers

From an irony proof Associated Press:

Ukraine president announces early election

By MARIA DANILOVA and YURAS KARMANAU | February 21, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Friday announced early presidential elections and promised to bring opposition members into the government in a bid to defuse a deep crisis in which scores have been killed and hundreds injured…

Don’t worry, it can’t happen here. (Especially, the part about bringing opposition members into the administration.)

"As the president of Ukraine and the guarantor of the Constitution, today I am fulfilling my duty before the people, before Ukraine and before God in the name of saving the nation, in the name of preserving people’s lives, in the name of peace and calm of our land," the president said in a statement on his website.

Yanukovych also promised constitutional reforms trimming presidential powers, a key demand of protesters.

The opposition has rejected similar invitations to join the government in the past, saying that constitutional reform giving parliament greater powers has to be passed first…

Sigh. If only we had some protesters who cared about our Constitution.

Meanwhile, our Congress is moving in exactly the opposite direction. They are giving away their Constitutional powers with both hands.

All this was not enough for some protesters, who accused the president of trying to buy time and want him out immediately…

Can we encourage more immigration from Ukraine?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, February 21st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Yanukovych Promises To Trim Presidential Powers”

  1. Unlike the Ukraine protestors, most of us are armed with more than wooden pallets and crash helmets ..




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