Victor Yushchenko has told journalists in Tallinn the 2007 budget, which he vetoed on Monday, will be revised within a few days if political forces make compromises, “President’s press office” reported.
“If we speak about constructive work, it can be done within a couple of days, and we can adopt a law that would be consistent with the President’s position, meet the people’s expectations and be approved by members of parliament,” he said.
“I am sure there will be no three hundred votes to take responsibility for such obviously unfair social things this budget contains,” he said.
The President said, in his remarks on the budget, he had emphasized only important issues which must be changed.
“There are some things I did not point to because I understand there can be no perfect budget,” he said.
He admitted that many of his proposals had been included in the law but also many rejected.
“I am looking forward to no other reaction but their inclusion in the budget,” he said.
Mr. Yushchenko also called on Ukrainian politicians not to make emotional comments on his veto.
“I would recommend that we all put emotions aside, leave feverish remarks at home and find compromises to resolve the issue as soon as possible,” he said. “My veto targets very important issues, minimum pensions and wages. We never had such things in our budget before.”
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