Victor Yushchenko: The dismissal of the government is a unique victory by the people 11:45, 02/12/2004
The Yanukovych government has been dismissed today and there are no doubts about that. The statement was made by Victor Yushchenko at the rally in Maidan Nezalezhnosti. “The lack of confidence in the government causes its dismissal. It is article 115 of the Constitution of Ukraine and that’s it,” said he commenting on the decision of the Verkhovna Rada to give the vote of no confidence to the Cabinet of Ministers. Yushchenko called the event “a unique victory” and stressed that it was completely legitimate. “This is the final decision, which cannot be appealed at the Constitutional or the Supreme Court,” said he.
Yushchenko stressed that one of the duties of the new government of public trust “will be the strengthening of the parliament and turning it into a coalition.”
Addressing the people he thanked them for their endurance and courage and reminded that today’s victory would have been impossible without the active position of the average citizens. “Your number must not decline,” he stressed.