Yushchenko is ready to call a referendum on the new Constitution

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PresidentVictor Yushchenkowill initiate an All-Ukrainian referendum on an occasion of the new Constitution if such requirement arises after national discussion of its project.

He told about it in interview to Ukraine Young, Day and Business newspapers, reports a press - service of the president.

According to him, if after national discussion and synthesis of offers there is an initiative about a national referendum, this issue will be resolved.

The president, besides, noted that political forces have to express concerning changes in the Constitution even prior to presidential election campaign.

In his opinion, the Basic law shouldn't be written "under elections, under this or that candidate, political force".

Yushchenko also noted that initiated national discussion of the project of changes in the Constitution to find support among the people.

"I don't impose to the people of Ukraine the version of the Constitution, I look for among him partners. I address to the people", - he told.

"National discussion is an only way to show that citizens - authors of the Constitution. Don't give the chance in hands to politicians without consent of people to form views of changes and additions in the Constitution. You have to be authors of the Constitution", - the president added.

Yushchenko noted that is ready to listen to opinion of people, to improve the project, to bring that citizens consider basic for the Constitution.

The president reminded that the parliament for half a year of stay of the presidential draft constitution in the Verkhovna Rada, "first of all, from - for BYuT and Party of Regions positions", couldn't consider and send it to KS for the corresponding conclusions.

"Unfortunately, it in parliament is ignored. Therefore... I want to act absolutely correctly and lawfully. On the one hand, I appeal to parliament... to execute the mission in this question. If you don't want to do it, your behavior won't stop me: I absolutely lawfully address to people, to voters and I ask to discuss this bill which I brought in parliament", - Yushchenko told.

"Today we have such situation that the combination of interests of Tymoshenko and Yanukovych can easily lead to that behind backs of people in seven months... such Constitution which will ruin the Ukrainian democracy" will be created, - he added.


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