Viktor Yushchenko, who ranked fifth after the first voting in Ukraine's presidential election, has claimed he is not going to give up politics and that he will not support any of the runoff candidates.

"The second round of the election is ahead. The election without choice is waiting for us. For both candidates national, democratic, European values are alien, distant," he said.

At the same time Yushchenko noted that national and state commitments do not entitle him to give up politics.

"Only democracy gives the future prospect. I remain a guarantor of the Constitution and promise the runoff will be held fairly and transparently," Yushchenko emphasized.

He also said he accepts the choice of the Ukrainian people. "The main point is that the election was held at high level that was proved by international observers. We showed a positive example for the entire post-Soviet space," the incumbent President underscored.

The incumbent President also said that early parliamentary elections may be held soon.

The head of state said this at a meeting with Ukrainian intellectuals on Wednesday, UKRINFORM reported.

Yushchenko called on the intellectuals to continue work on popularizing national ideas and a European choice.

"I link this work not only to the second round of the presidential election, but also to parliamentary elections that will soon be an inseparable part [of the political process] in the next months," he said.

Commenting on the results of the first round of the election, Yushchenko said that the subject of national ideas had not come to grief.

According to some experts and analysts, early elections to the Verkhovna Rada will take place after the presidential election.

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