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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Ukraine's Parliamentary Elections Followed By Political Parties Working Together

By Scott McLean

Results of Ukraine's parliamentary elections are far from conclusive because no party has a majority of votes, which means a coalition of parties will be necessary.

A leader of the Orange Wave, which educates and mobilizes Ukrainian voters in Illinois, USA, gave his insights into the country's political process.

Iouri Melnik, organizer of the Orange Wave, described the core of the Orange coalition as the following three parties: The Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko, Our Ukraine party of President Yushchenko, and the Socialist Party.

Melnik said the "Orange" parties would work together in a coalition, but it is like the weeks before a wedding and there's no marriage yet.

So much for single life...

The Orange coalition parties, which lean to the West, must work together because the Party of Regions, the Russia-leaning party, received the most votes, Melnik commented.


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