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POLITICS: Yushchenko: Blockade Cabinet Of Ministers

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posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 03:35 AM
Ukranian PM Yanukovich returned to work today after a vacation following the election and as he fails to concede, plans to continue government business. The newly elected PM Yushchenko has called upon his supporters in the tent city they have errected to strengthen their blockade of government buildings and prevent the illegitimate government from conducting any more business in their name.
KIEV, Ukraine - Viktor Yushchenko, fresh from his victory in Ukraine's disputed presidential race, called on his supporters Tuesday to blockade the Cabinet of Ministers building to prevent his opponent from holding a government session

The opposition blockaded government buildings for weeks after the fraudulent Nov. 21 vote, preventing Yanukovych and other officials from entering their offices. The country's high court annulled that ballot, forcing Sunday's rerun.

Under Ukrainian law, the prime minister can retain his post until replaced by the incumbent president or the president-elect.

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Talk about people who just won't quit. The deadline for Yanukovich stepping down is extremely vague if it is as the article says, so it is definately important that his concession be secured by some means. I sincerely doubt this move will work and believe that this could be another step towards troops being ordered to disperse the mob.

[edit on 12-29-2004 by Zion Mainframe]

posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 03:39 AM

This is already DOA:

KIEV (Reuters) - Supporters of Ukraine's next president Viktor Yushchenko lifted a blockade of the government building Wednesday after receiving assurances that Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich would not try to enter the building.

"We have received assurances that Viktor Yanukovich will not come to this building today or tomorrow," Taras Stetskiv, a key ally of Yushchenko, told reporters.

Cabinet secretary Anatoly Tolstoukhov had earlier said the cabinet would not meet at its headquarters after demonstrators had massed outside. Yanukovich has refused to concede defeat in Sunday's election despite preliminary returns showing Yushchenko has won the contest.

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