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2000 Ukrainian national referendum (Ukrainian: Всеукраїнський референдум 16 квітня 2000 року) held on April 16, 2000 on the issue of reformation the governing system of Ukraine was formally initiated by President Kuchma and organized by the Central Election Commission on the mass "public initiative" represented by activist groups across the country. Ukraine (Україна Ukrayina, /ukrɑˈjinɑ/ is a country in Eastern Europe. Politics of Ukraine take place in a framework of a semi-presidential representative democratic Republic and of a multi-party system The Constitution of Ukraine (Конституція України was adopted at the 5th session of the Verkhovna Rada ( parliament) of Ukraine is subdivided into 24 Oblasts (provinces, one Autonomous republic, and two " cities with special status' " The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Верховна Рада України English: Supreme Council of Ukraine) is Ukraine 's Parliament The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Голова Верховної Ради України is the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine Imperative mandate is commonly referred to a provision in Ukraine's Constitution in which members of Ukraine's Parliament are bound by the constitution and laws of Ukraine to remain members The President of Ukraine (Президент України is the head of the state of Ukraine and acts in its name Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko ( Ukrainian: Viktor Andrijovyč Juščenko) (born February 23 1954) is the third and current President of The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (Кабінет Міністрів України is the highest body of state Executive power in Ukraine and serves as the The Prime Minister of Ukraine (Прем'єр-міністр України Prem'ier-ministr Ukrayiny) presides over the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, which Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko (Юлія Володимирівна Тимошенко ʋɔlɔ'dɪmɪriʋnɑ tɪmɔ'ʃɛnkɔ Julia Volodymyrivna Tymošenko) (born on November The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (Кабінет Міністрів України is the highest body of state Executive power in Ukraine and serves as the The judicial system of Ukraine consists of four levels of courts of general jurisdiction as follows Local courts of general jurisdiction (combining The Constitutional Court of Ukraine (Конституційний Суд України is the sole body of constitutional jurisdiction in Ukraine. The Supreme Court of Ukraine (Верховний Суд України Verkhovny Sud Ukrayiny) is the highest judicial body in the system of courts of general jurisdiction in The Prosecutor General of Ukraine (also Attorney General of Ukraine Генеральний прокурор України heads the system of official prosecution in courts known as Elections in Ukraine gives information on Election and election results in Ukraine. Political parties in Ukraine lists political parties in Ukraine. The presidential election held in November and December 2004 in Ukraine was mostly a political battle between Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych The Ukrainian presidential election 1999 was a presidential election held in 1999 in Ukraine. The Ukrainian presidential election 1994 was a presidential election held in 1994 in Ukraine. The Ukrainian presidential election 1991 was the first presidential election held in Ukraine. Early parliamentary elections in Ukraine took place on September 30, 2007. 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The Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine (Акт проголошення незалежності України was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on August The Cassette Scandal (Касетний скандал also known as "Tapegate" erupting in 2000, was one of the main political events in Ukraine 's post-independence Ukraine without Kuchma! or UBK (Україна без Кучми! Ukrayina bez Kuchmy!) was a mass Protest campaign that took place in The Orange Revolution (Помаранчева революція Pomarancheva revolyutsiya) was a series of Protests and political events that took place in Ukraine The Universal of National Unity, also known as the Declaration of National Unity, (Універсал Національної Єдності translit On April 2, 2007, Viktor Yushchenko, the President of Ukraine, dissolved parliament and signed the presidential decree ordering early parliamentary Western relations Ukraine considers Euro - Atlantic integration its primary foreign policy objective but in practice balances its relationship with Europe Canada-Ukraine relations (also called Ukraine-Canada relations) are the interstate ties between Canada and Ukraine. Chinese-Ukrainian relations are foreign relations between Ukraine and the People's Republic of China. Croatian-Ukrainian relations are foreign relations between Croatia and Ukraine. 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At present the capital city of Kiev hosts 69 embassies Information on politics by country is available for every Country, including both De jure and De facto independent Referendums in Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian Constitution, are one of the lawful forms of expression of people's will Ukrainian (in Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва ukrayins'ka mova,) is a language of the East Slavic subgroup of the Slavic languages. Events 1178 BC - A Solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Ukraine is a Republic under a Semi-presidential system with separate Legislative, executive, and Judicial branches Ukraine (Україна Ukrayina, /ukrɑˈjinɑ/ is a country in Eastern Europe. The President of Ukraine (Президент України is the head of the state of Ukraine and acts in its name Leonid Danylovych Kuchma (Леонід Данилович Кýчма born August 9, 1938) was the second President of Ukraine from July The Central Election Commission of Ukraine (Центральна виборча комісія України commonly abbreviated in Ukrainian as ЦВК ( Tse-Ve-Ka
However, that "initiative" is widely perceived as being staged by the oligarchs from Kuchma's inner circle in order to preserve their influence and prevent popular Viktor Yushchenko from winning the next presidential election. Business oligarch is a near-synonym of the term " Business magnate " Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko ( Ukrainian: Viktor Andrijovyč Juščenko) (born February 23 1954) is the third and current President of The legal grounds and circumstances of the referendum have been hardly questioned by the Ukrainian opposition.
Formally, four questions were asked in the referendum:
The majority of citizens answered "Yes" to all four questions.
Ukraine without Kuchma! or UBK (Україна без Кучми! Ukrayina bez Kuchmy!) was a mass Protest campaign that took place in The Central Election Commission of Ukraine (Центральна виборча комісія України commonly abbreviated in Ukrainian as ЦВК ( Tse-Ve-Ka The Venice Commission is an advisory body of the Council of Europe, composed of independent members in the field of constitutional law