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Ukraine's Yanukovich remains supporter of direct elections of president

January 26, 2012, 22:27 UTC+3
Yanukovich said along with it that changes in and amendments to the Constitution will be proposed by a Constitutional Assembly
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DAVOS, Swizerland, January 26 (Itar-Tass) —— Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich said here Thursday he remains a supporter of direct elections of the national President.

“I think the President should be elected by a nationwide vote,” he said answering a question about the reported interest of certain people in his Administration in a changeover to the practice of electing the President by parliament.

Yanukovich said along with it that changes in and amendments to the Constitution will be proposed by a Constitutional Assembly.

“There are many issues we must rectify,” he said adding that he meant a reform of the judiciary and the balancing of relations among the branches of state power.

“The main objective for us today is to go through the process of introduction of changes in the Constitution in a coordinated manner with a due account of opinions of the people taking part in the process,” Yanukovich said.

“We hope the process will unite the people and viewpoints and will do good to everyone,” he said.

He gave the assurances that all the decisions of the Constitutional Assembly will be transparent.

 

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