Protests in Ukraine Stop during Easter Holidays

World | April 7, 2007, Saturday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 1
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The protests in Ukraine against the President Viktor Yushchenko's decree for the Parliament's dissolution, will be called off during the Easter holidays.

It is expected that they will be resumed immediately after the end of the celebrations.

The decree, which came into force on Tuesday morning after it was promulgated in the Ukrainian state gazette "Official newspaper", triggered everyday waves of mass protests in the country.

As a result of the president's decision, the MPs approached the Constitutional Court to judge whether it is in compliance with the constitution.

They even adopted a law, stating that they didn't have to comply with the President. The newly hatched bill obliges MPs to only follow the will of the Parliament.

Should the President manage to get the upper hand, elections will have to be held in the country, and Yushchenko has already set the date at May 27.
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snafu - 7 Apr 2007 // 18:25:56

It seems that the opposition might not be so serious after all; if the crisis were really serious then they might ignore the holiday!

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