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Medvedchuk urges to pass law on referendum in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life, no one considers this draft law in the Parliament now, and Ukrainians still have no mechanism to enjoy their authority - in spite of the Constitution's article that recognizes the people as the exclusive source of power in Ukraine
21:15, 19 November 2019

Viktor Medvedchuk
112 Agency

The Ukrainian nation has no mechanism to act as the only source of power in this country, although the Constitution of Ukraine guarantees this right. This is why Ukraine needs a law on the referendum to be considered and approved. Viktor Medvedchuk, the Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life said so in an evening show at 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"Article 5 of the Constitution of Ukraine foresees that the only source of authority in the country is the Ukrainian people; however, this source of power currently has no mechanisms of bringing it to life. In 2012, when we were known as the Ukrainian Choice, a civil movement, we developed such a draft bill. As a faction, we submitted it [for consideration of the Parliament] on August 29", he said.

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At that, the MP added that neither this bill not any other relevant documents are considered in the Parliament now. "So, these are mere talks; they say "We'll hold the referendum later; the law on the referendum will be approved later, too... but now we have to sell the land because the IMF demands so. It is a demand of those who act in the interests of foreign management in the country. One cannot let it happen", Medvedchuk said.

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