Thursday, December 30, 2004

Harsh opposition

YANUKOVYCH VOWS TO SWITCH TO 'HARSH OPPOSITION.' defeated presidential candidate Yanukovych said in an interview published in"Izvestiya" of 28 December that he is not going to cooperate with Yushchenko "under any circumstances." He stressed that he will go into opposition if Yushchenko is eventually declared president. "We will go to harsh opposition," Yanukovych said. "We will get a majority in parliament and will in this way pressure Yushchenko....The objective of our harsh opposition will be to win the 2006 parliamentary election. We need to win a majority in the Verkhovna Rada and form a coalition government
of our own."

Maybe it's just the translation and the meaning is really "strong opposition," but I find there to be some truth in it anyway. The only thing different is that he is going from incumbent party to the opposition. The "harsh" remains the same.

From RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 8, No. 241, Part II, 28 December 2004.


Anonymous said...

"he is going from incumbent party to the opposition".

I'm surprised he isn't going to prison. That is where he should be.

Scott W. Clark said...

He should be. Well see what happens with him. I am not so sure for instance that he is still in the good graces of the Donetsk interests that supported him originally. He has been nothing but a liability to them.

Anonymous said...

I must be missings something. Shouldn't Yanukovich be going to prison? A whole crowd of government and election officials should be charged with an assortment of crimes! How can Yanukovich even think of being in Parliament?
Will things ever change?

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