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Ukraine president to honor court ruling, presses for constitutional change

[JURIST] In his first public reaction to Friday's Supreme Court decision (reported here on JURIST's Paper Chase), outgoing Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma said Monday that he will honor the Court's call for a repeat presidential runoff election. Kuchma also said Monday that he will continue to work for constitutional changes that would weaken the presidency and give more power to the parliament. As reported in Paper Chase, the Ukrainian Parliament adjourned for ten days Saturday after opposition lawmakers refused to link reform of the Central Election Commission with constitutional changes to the presidency. AP has more. Paper Chase has ongoing coverage of the situation in Ukraine.

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