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    Wednesday, April 11, 2007

    Backing down?

    BBC is reporting that Viktor Yushchenko is considering suspending his decree that dissolved parliament and ordered a May 27 election. In exchange, Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich and his supporters would ostensibly agree to early elections, though at a later date. In the meantime, the current parliament would be reinstated.

    It sounds like a typical Yushchenko compromise, but the upshot is that such a decision would mean that Yanukovich's tactic of putting his supporters in the streets of Kiev has worked. If Yushchenko goes through with this, I can guarantee you that his erstwhile ally, Yulia Tymoshenko, will be furious.

    So will a lot of people who finally thought their President had taken a stand.

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