Ukraine's president will make a last-ditch attempt on Wednesday to win guarantees for his Western-leaning policies as he faces a deadline to either nominate a rival as prime minister or dissolve parliament.
President Viktor Yushchenko wants to secure a commitment from pro-Moscow Viktor Yanukovich, leader of the opposition Regions party, that he would keep moving ex-Soviet Ukraine closer to Europe if he becomes premier.
Yushchenko is pushing for politicians to sign a declaration on policy principles to cement the gains of the "Orange Revolution" that swept him to power on a wave of mass protests.
No fundo, no fundo, é uma espécie de chantagem. Ou o líder da oposição faz as coisas à maneira do presidente, ou o parlamento é dissolvido...