Friday, March 30, 2007

Yuschenko threatens to dissolve parliament in Ukraine

The wonderful champion of democracy Victor Yuschenko has threatened to dissolve the parliament of the Ukraine because it's controlled by a rival coalition and they want to have the right, as in most parliamentary countries, to lead committees and to have a share of the Ministerial positions.

But, of course, because he's considered a paragon of democracy and the parliament is controlled by a coalition lead by his rival for the Presidency, the press wires are framing it as "Democracy vs. Dictatorship", with Yuschenko, the guy who wants to dissolve his Congress, the hero.

The notion that maybe Congress is a more representative institution than the Presidency is not considered.

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