Archive for February, 2010

Amended election law and hysteria – am I missing something?

February 5, 2010

Cats are out of bags, living with dogs and raining down but – for the life of me – I can’t see what all the fuss is about.

OK – changing an election law this close to the election itself is goofy, but it is Ukraine we’re talking about, where political goofiness is the order of the day.

Still, what is the problem?  As I understand it, as long as BYuT delegates to local election commissions actually show up, they’ll take part in the process.  Is there, perhaps, some truth to the PoR allegation that BYuT had planned to withold its delegates, in order to close down the voting process in the east of the country.  Believe me, I’m always willing to be proven wrong, so let me know if I’ve got the wrong end of the stick here.

I suppose one could argue that delegates could be prevented from entering the polling stations, but these are guarded by the MVD, under Lutsenko, a trusted (who on earth knows why) ally of Yulia’s.

No, I just don’t get it.  Seems like a tempest in a teacup to me.

Wait, that’s not a cat metaphor!

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February 2, 2010

February 2, 2010

Tymo and the armed forces: once bitten, twice shy…

February 2, 2010

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