Sunday, February 7, 2010

President Yuschenko thinks Ukrainians will be ashamed for their choice at the presidential election, he has told after casting his own ballot

"I think Ukrainians will be ashamed for their choice, but this is democracy," he said. In his opinion, now Ukraine's number one task is holding fair and licit election to prove the world community that Ukraine is capable of a democratic demise. As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the Central Electoral Commission allowed for the presidential election runoff Viktor Yanukovych, the leader of the Party of Regions, and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko as the two candidates who won most of others votes in the first round of the election on January 17. In the first round 35.32% of the electorate voted for Yanukovych and 25.05% for Tymoshenko with 100% of original protocols from precinct election commissions counted.

Many hold that such statement of the President of Ukraine could be regarded as evidence that our country is at the beginning of the long way to the real democracy. It is inadmissible to say such things about decision taken by tens of millions of his countrymen. Another question is what these millions think about 5 years of Ushchenko's presidency? Probably many could also say that President has to be ashamed for these wasted 5 years....