Friday, 30 May, 2014, 16:16 Politics
Tymoshenko angered by her defeat. Batkivshchyna on verge of rift

Yulia Tymoshenko is dissatisfied with the results of May 25 presidential election. She is coming to loggerheads with Speaker Turchynov and a rift is looming in the Batkivshchyna party – these issues are actively discussed by the media.

Many Batkivshchyna lawmakers say a considerable part of the party is oriented at other leaders.

Currently, Batkivshchyna has 88 lawmakers in the Rada. However, a bigger half is siding with Premier Yatseniuk who joined forces with Tymoshenko, Korespondent quotes a source in Batkivshchyna as saying.

Incidentally, Arseny Yatseniuk’s party, Front of Change, had not been disbanded and still has its registration, making it possible for Yatseniuk to go on a solo trip again. 

 “I believe, Arseny Yatseniuk is not against making it alone,” Penta think tank head Volodymyr Fesenko says.

 “I doubt the Batkivshchyna faction will remain afloat. Rada’s nearest session will show how many lawmakers she has under her command,” the source indicated.

Tymoshenko and her first deputy Oleksandr Turchynov have long been rumored to be at odds. Tymoshenko criticized Turchynov for shady deals during the formation of party’s election lists, giving her little publicity during her imprisonment and allotment of party money.

Moreover, Turchynov was not seen in Batkivshchyna’s election headquarters on voting day.

Experts believe Tymoshenko will lie low for a while, waiting for Poroshenko to take a wrong step, TCH reports. 

Meanwhile, Tymoshenko is again on the war path, preparing for the parliamentary elections, Batkivshchyna lawmakers say. 

 

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