Constitution Court to consider case on legitimacy of Zelensky's order to disband Parliament

Source : 112 Ukraine

The first hearing in this particular case is slated for June 4
20:56, 30 May 2019

The Constitution Court of Ukraine is to consider the case and rule whether President Volodymyr Zelensky's order to dissolve the Parliament was legal. The respective date of the first hearing, June 4, is pointed out in the agenda of court sessions. 

May 21, President Volodymyr Zelensky officially disbanded the Verkhovna Rada and assigned July 21 as the date of the snap parliamentary election.

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The election campaign of the snap elections to the Verkhovna Rada has started on May 24. According to the Ukrainian legislation, the electoral process of snap elections begins on the next day after the President’s decree on early termination of the mandate of Verkhovna Rada and appointment of the new elections is published. Therefore, the electoral process starts on May 24, without Central Commission making any decisions. The representatives of the Commission noted that the body acts are based on the Constitution and law of Ukraine, which read that the Commission has no competence to decide whether President’s decrees are constitutional or unconstitutional. The body also has no right to appeal to the Constitutional Court.

May 22, Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Andriy Parubiy said he considered the president's decree illegitimate and unconstitutional; he evern threatened to sue Zelensky.

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