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UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT SPEAKER ANNOUNCES NEW COALITION. Verkhovna Rada speaker Oleksandr Moroz announced on July 11 the creation of a new coalition, which includes lawmakers from the Party of Regions, the Socialist Party, and the Communist Party, Interfax reported. Moroz also notified the parliament of the dissolution of the Orange coalition. Yuliya Tymoshenko, the head of the eponymous bloc and the leader of the dissolved coalition, described the new coalition on July 10 as "an illegal majority." The Socialist Party, Tymoshenko argued, endorsed "Orange" principles and the Communist Party pledged to fight against corruption, but both formations joined "the clan of criminal oligarchs." The parliament session descended into chaos as lawmakers scuffled before the new coalition was announced, and afterwards Orange parties' members blocked the rostrum preventing further debate. Lawmakers from President Viktor Yushchenko's Our Ukraine party appealed to the president to call new elections. Viktor Yanukovych, the leader of the Party of the Regions, said his party does not support elections, but does not fear them. AM