posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 10:17 AM
reply to post by WhiteWine
There is (or was) an impeachment process:
Impeachment and succession
"In order to impeach the President, they must be convicted of treason to the state and other crimes. A two-thirds constitutional majority in the
Verkhovna Rada (300 ayes) must support a procedure of impeachment for it to begin. A temporary investigative commission is established by the
parliament for the impeachment investigation. The commission's final conclusions are considered at a parliamentary meeting.
To adopt an impeachment resolution, a minimum two-thirds of the parliament must support the impeachment procedure. To remove the President from
office, a minimum three-quarters of parliament must support the resolution. The Constitutional and the Supreme Court of Ukraine's conclusions and
decisions are considered at the parliamentary meetings.
In the event that a President is incapable of committing his/her duties as President, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada becomes the acting president
until a new president is elected. The acting president is not given the authority to address the nation and parliament, dismiss the legislative branch
and appoint candidates for parliamentary approval of government and judicial posts. The acting president cannot call for a referendum, grant military
ranks and state orders and exercise their right of pardon. There are no constitutional provisions for presidential succession in case both the
president and chairman's posts are vacant."
Should they have put up with Yanukovich for another 4 years? A lot of Americans don't like Mr. Obama. They think he has violated the Constitution.
Are they in the streets? No. They'll vote for someone else or another party in their next election.
Yanukovich was a corrupt, lousy president. But it's up to the citizens of a country to organize themselves and vote him out. Taking to the streets
solves nothing. And it's obvious that this is correct - just look at the mess Kiev is in now.