Archive for August 31st, 2010

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Amendments to the amendments on the forthcoming elections

August 31, 2010

Well dear readers, as you will be aware from historical posts, the delay in local and regional elections has been my biggest criticism of the new authorities (even if the idea was not theirs but from the OU-PSD).

You will recall I was pleased…..briefly……when the elections were scheduled for 31 October……to once again be displeased by an amendment allowing only parties registered for more than 1 year to particiapte, meaning the Ukrainian Beer Lovers Party could participate but not the parties of Tigipko and Yatensiuk who came 3rd and 4th respectively in the Presidential elections earlier in the year.

Anyway, yesterday, this has been reversed by the ruling coalition and all registered parties can participate…..which means if they do, there will be 189 parties competing…….and a very long tickey box list on the ballot paper!

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