KIEV, April 3 (RIA Novosti) - Ukrainian President
Viktor Yushchenko said on Friday he would agree to an early
presidential election only if it takes place simultaneously
with parliamentary polls.
"I am prepared to approve the decision on an early
presidential election," Yushchenko was quoted by Unian agency
as saying, adding it must be part of a "package including
On Wednesday, Ukraine's parliament voted overwhelmingly in
favor of presidential elections to be held on October 25, three
months ahead of the date Yushchenko had pushed for.
Yushchenko's popularity ratings have fallen to single figures
amid political instability and a shrinking economy.