The following was posted on Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko's official website today:
"The President considers creation of a BYuT-PoR coalition to be threat to the democratic achievements of Ukraine
Victor Yushchenko considers the creation of such a parliamentary majority format quite probable. "Creation of this coalition is quite probable. Formally, today it has [already] been created," said the President.
The head of the state forsees serious threats to the democratic achievements of Ukraine as the result of such a political union.
"If this consolidation is not checked by means of ideological positions, national interests, [and] democratic interests, it could lead to serious challenges to Ukrainian democracy," said Viktor Yushchenko during press conference.
The president mentioned possible threats such as a major revision of the Ukrainian Constitution, in particular, cancellation of direct presidential elections and election of the president by parliament. "These matters, which will ruin Ukrainian democracy, do not correspond to our aspirations. It would cast Ukraine away from the sphere of stability for many years," considers Viktor Yushchenko.
In addition, the President declared that he will not permit the possibility of such events [taking place]. "Such attempts to revise the Constitution under someone will not pass in Ukraine," assured Viktor Yushchenko."
Yushchenko has not produced any evidence or argument to convince the electorate of his assertions. Your blogger considers the President will not get away with dismissing a possible constitutional majority of 2/3 of parliamentary deputies [if one is formed] for a second time.