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IMPASSE IN UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT CONTINUES. Deputies from the Party of Regions on June 29 continued to block the rostrum and the electronic voting system in the Ukrainian parliament for a third day, thus preventing the Verkhovna Rada from resuming its session this week, UNIAN reported. The Party of Regions objects to the plan of the Yuliya Tymoshenko Bloc (BYuT), Our Ukraine, and the Socialist Party to appoint the prime minister and parliamentary speaker via a single, open ballot. The Party of Regions also wants a larger share of the posts of parliamentary-committee head than the Orange Revolution coalition has agreed to offer to the opposition. BYuT lawmaker Oleksandr Turchynov told journalists on June 29 that the ruling majority will not negotiate with the Party of Regions unless the latter unblocks the Verkhovna Rada hall. Meanwhile, Socialist Party leader Oleksandr Moroz said the same day that Our Ukraine should withdraw the candidacy of Petro Poroshenko for the post of parliamentary speaker. According to Moroz, the appointment of Yuliya Tymoshenko as prime minister and Poroshenko as parliamentary speaker will revive the inner conflict that led to the split of a former Orange Revolution coalition in September 2005. JM