Tuesday, November 23, 2004

March on the Rada

Right now, Yuschenko is up at the legislature trying to work out some sort of arrangement with the deputies there to dissolve the election commission. It is a deal in the traditions of other deals you might find in any democratic state. The problem with this one is that the party that can make or break it is the Communist Party. Yuschenko is looking for support from the Communist Party because the government party, under the thumb of Kuchma and Yanukovych, will not be giving any, at least at this point.

There have been 100,000 people down at Independence Square this morning. Yuschenko went down and asked them to march on the legislature—the Rada—which is about a half a mile away to make the point. He told the crowd to be peaceful and non-confrontational. We’ll see what happens in response

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