The third campaign of Yulia Tymoshenko for the presidency

The presidential elections of 2019 in Ukraine for Yulia Tymoshenko is an important milestone. Her blood from his nose to win. And not only in order to become President, said Sergei Rudenko.June 20, Yulia Tymoshenko has officially announced intention to run for President of Ukraine in 2019. The leader of the “Fatherland” promised that if she wins, this will be the last popular election of the President. Further – amendments to the Constitution, turning the country into a parliamentary Republic and the election of the Chancellor. He (or in this case – she) and will lead the state.

Always second first

Yulia Tymoshenko, twice ran for President and twice received the second result. In 2010 she was sure in his victory over Viktor Yanukovych. At that time Tymoshenko was Prime Minister, had the support of representatives of the business elite and the control of the Verkhovna Rada. But it didn’t help her to become the head of the Ukrainian state. After was the arrest, trial and imprisonment.

Second attempt, on early elections, 2014 – also ended in defeat, this time to Petro Poroshenko.

Yanukovych and Poroshenko – a long-standing opponents of Tymoshenko. Yanukovych did not like her in the days of his stay in the Donbass, when Tymoshenko headed the UESU Corporation tried to impose its rules on the gas market. Poroshenko in 2005, when President Viktor Yushchenko appointed her Prime Minister of Ukraine.

In fact, in the past 14 years we were witnessing the confrontation of the three presidents – Yushchenko, Yanukovych, Poroshenko and Yulia Tymoshenko. Each of them, knowing the political guile of the leader of the “Fatherland”, tried to beat. Still they did it. During this time Tymoshenko was twice Prime Minister, was in jail, was in power and in opposition. But Julia did not give up and every action attempted to prove the two Viktors and Peter that she’s not worse, but better than them. And that the role of the second forever – not for her. She wants to be the first. But with the other powers and possibilities.

The Chancellor Of Ukraine?

In the next campaign for the presidency Yulia Tymoshenko sent with a large expert group. His vision for the future of Ukraine – “a New course” – the leader of “Batkivshchyna” was presented beautifully and in the presence of a wide audience. Been said many correct and fashionable words: “blockchain”, ZD-printer, and so on. But it is not actually in them, and in the political system, which plans to build Tymoshenko in the country. In it the main will the Parliament and the Chancellor.

So far only the leader of Ukrainian Communists Petro Symonenko four times ran for President promising to abolish the post of the head of state. However, he never won the election. Tymoshenko de facto developed this idea. She promises to hold a referendum to change the Constitution, announce pre-term elections to the Parliament. In the end, the country will be a parliamentary Republic and the Chancellor. That’s just how it will change the rules of the game in different areas, will it help to end the war in the Donbas and Crimea back, Tymoshenko said.

I must say that the idea of a parliamentary Republic is not new in the rhetoric of Yulia Tymoshenko. In 2007 her team was negotiating with the then Party of regions about the changes to the Constitution that would limit presidential powers and strengthening the role of Parliament. Then Yushchenko, fearing a broad coalition of Tymoshenko and Yanukovych called for early parliamentary elections. But this did not kill the idea of a parliamentary Republic.

Last chance for Tymoshenko

The presidential election of 2019 for Tymoshenko is an important milestone. Her blood from his nose to win. And not just to become a half-term President of Ukraine. The idea cancertm – Tymoshenko’s attempt to simplify your access to power through Parliament. Julia, obviously, I’m sure that after the parliamentary elections of 2019 she won’t have to stand in that shameful for her line for presidency. She’ll just become Chancellor of Ukraine, taking control of everyone and everything. A further Concerto – business equipment and arrangements in the Verkhovna Rada.

Whether Yulia Tymoshenko to implement its plan depends not only on her victory in the presidential election, but also whether the current political elite and oligarchs to pave the Yuliya Tymoshenko path Concierto. Without the active support of other participants of Ukrainian politics with her plans unlikely to come to fruition. Because today Ukraine is a parliamentary-presidential, not a purely presidential Republic.

Author: Sergey Rudenko, is a Ukrainian journalist and political commentator. He published several books on Ukrainian politics. The author of the weekly column on DW. Sergei Rudenko in Facebook: Sergiy Rudenko

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