Tuesday, October 21, 2008

President postpones early parliamentary election till December 14

At his today’s press briefing that followed NSDC meeting, President Victor Yushchenko announced that he decided to temporarily stop his Decree on discontinuance of functioning of Verkhovna Rada of VI convocation and on holding pre-term parliamentary election and to allow the deputies to work for a few days.

According to President Yushchenko there were two main causes for that. First, the deputies should adopt a number of laws aimed at minimizing world financial crisis impact on Ukraine.

Secondly, in President’s opinion, the Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Government practically made holding early parliamentary election on December 4 (the date had been appointed by the previous President’s Decree) impossible by refusing providing financing of the election and making raids on courts.

“For normal preparation to the election a have made a decision to postpone the date of vote till December 14”, - said Victor Yushchenko.