Irina Lutsenko Photo: RIA Novosti
The President-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has the right to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada and to appoint early parliamentary elections after the withdrawal from the ruling coalition of the party “national front”. This was stated by the representative of the acting head of state Petro Poroshenko in the Parliament Iryna Lutsenko on Friday, may 17, at a briefing broadcast which led the channel to “Direct”.
According to her, it is possible, despite a statement by the Chairman of the “people’s front” Maxim Bourbaki and the words of the speaker of Parliament Andriy Parubiy on the dissolution of the parliamentary coalition.
“Does this mean that the President Zelensky may still dissolve Parliament? Yes, it means,” — said Lutsenko.
Previously, on 17 may it became known that the popular front announced its withdrawal from the ruling coalition, thus blocking for Zelensky the ability to dissolve Parliament. It was reported that it is now within 30 days the Parliament must form a new majority. By law, during this period the President has no right to dissolve the Parliament. After a specified period of time to dissolve the Rada would be impossible already due to the fact that before the end of its powers remains less than six months.
Before a representative of the elected President Dmitry Razumkov said that after the inauguration Zelensky will start the procedure of dissolution of Parliament. As the reason it was planned to report the absence in Parliament of the ruling coalition.
The coalition “European Ukraine”, the output of which is declared “popular front” originally, it was part of “Block of Petro Poroshenko”, the Radical party, “Batkivschyna” and “Samopomich”. In this parliamentary majority was of 302 deputies. However, in the future, “Radical party”, “Fatherland” and “Self” have left the coalition, leaving the Union is only 215 deputies from the party “Block of Petro Poroshenko” and “popular front”. This situation lasted more than a year, however officially about the dissolution of the coalition has not been announced.
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