The political career of Pavlo Lazarenko, former prime minister and present fugitive, appears to be over. The Hromada party which nominated him for president has split, with its founder and half of its parliamentary delegation going over to a new “Fatherland” party which promises cooperation with the government. Lazarenko, who is on bail from detention in Switzerland and faces a warrant in Ukraine, is in New York while U.S. immigration authorities decide what to do with him. He was denied entry into the United States in February as an undocumented alien and has since filed a claim for political asylum.