Wed Sep 21st, 2005 at 07:57:06 AM EST
Up right now at the BBC World News is this article: Ukraine PM Rebuff deepens crisis
Ukraine's parliament has dealt a new blow to President Viktor Yushchenko 12 days after he sacked his government, by rejecting his choice of prime minister. Yuri Yekhanurov was three votes short of the 226 needed for approval.
Some MPs deserted Mr Yushchenko after he sacked Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, accusing her of corruption. Correspondents say few MPs have strong objections to Mr Yekhanurov, but many witheld their votes to demonstrate a lack of confidence in Mr Yushchenko.(...)
Mr Yushchenko has the right to propose Mr Yekhanurov to parliament again, and an aide suggested he would do this in several days.
So it looks like there will be another vote, but if that fails again, where to next?
Yuri Karmazin, a member of Mr Yushchenko's Our Ukraine faction, said: "They intentionally created a crisis to show that it was possible to work with Yulia, and without Yulia it's impossible."
Ms Tymoshenko's supporters are furious with Mr Yushchenko for sacking her while refusing to believe allegations of corruption against her main rival, Petro Poroshenko, the head of the national security council.(...)
Ms Tymoshenko has sworn to regain the premiership by winning parliamentary elections in March. Her political umbrella group, the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc, has been strengthened by a number of defections from Mr Yushchenko's Our Ukraine bloc, including the Party of Reforms and Order, led by the economist Viktor Pynzenyk.
Well, it looks like there is a full blown power struggle going on, whoever gets in next. Can anyone out there explain the positions of these players?