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Tymoshenko Forms New Opposition Bloc


http://gdb.rferl.org/D8C85007-76A6-4187-8577-DF83A4929A36_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/D8C85007-76A6-4187-8577-DF83A4929A36_mw800_mh600.jpg Yuliya Tymoshenko (file photo) (epa) September 22, 2006 -- Ukrainian opposition leader Yuliya Tymoshenko today announced the creation of a new parliamentary bloc, comprising her own party and two defectors from the Socialist Party.


The opposition now commands 123 votes in the 450-seat Ukrainian parliament.


The new bloc says it will press for Ukraine to continue its pro-Western course.


Tymoshenko has called the government led by Viktor Yanukovych illegitimate and demanded the dismissal of parliament.


(AP, Interfax)

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