Lutsenko says new blood crucial for victory of opposition in 2012
The Oct. 2012 elections are a chance for Ukrainians to get rid of deadwood members in the opposition, Yury Lutsenko told The Silski Visti Jan. 7.“Despite calls for new faces among the opposition members, old timers among political leaders of the opposition continue their horseplay to run for the legislature in 2, 3 or even 4 columns,” Lutsenko said. “Needless to say, how dangerously and irresponsibly it sounds against the backdrop of the total power by the Regions who will be able to use the administrative resource, vote-buying and fraud. Add to this a bunch of political Judas and anti-Ukrainians who will hunt for the votes of Ukrainians,” he said. Only the united and reformed opposition who cares not about the number of its future factions in the legislature but about a common victory to get a majority can win, the opposition leader said. “Today, agreements on a joint campaign effort must be publicly reached by Tymoshenko, Yatseniuk and Klitschko, including the distribution of seats in VR and cabinet. Such agreement is crucial to avoid the repetition of dickering the opposition leaders engaged in after their wins in 2005 and 2007,” Lutsenko advised. The opposition should not miss the chance to discard its deadwood members. Its rosters should not be formed under the table, as before, Lutsenko said. “Yulia Tymoshenko proposed to include in the join opposition roster the name of [poetess and public figure] Lina Kostenko to head the roster. I would also suggest such personalities as Vyacheslav Briukhovetsky, YuryAndrukhovych, Yaroslav Hrytsak, Oleksandra Kuzhel, Serhy Hrabovsky, Yevhen Zakharov and other respected people. The presence in the legislature of such personalities, who value their honest names above all, will be a powerful boost to purify the Ukrainian politics,” Yury Lutsenko said.
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