Opposition: parliament vote "overthrow of constitutional order"
The opposition leaders claim that the Thursday vote in parliament was illegitimate and describe it as "an overthrow of constitutional order" and "a seizure of power" in the country.
MP Arseniy Yatseniuk, leader of the largest opposition faction, told reporters after the parliament's session that neither Speaker Volodymyr Rybak nor President Viktor Yanukovych has the right to sign the bills adopted by the majority. He predicted another wave of protests in the country. MP Vitali Klitschko, leader of the UDAR faction, said that in the event of endorsement of the laws passed on Thursday, the opposition would initiate a national referendum on a vote of no-confidence in the parliament speaker and the president.