Parliament closes plenary session, new Speaker not elected

Source : 112 Ukraine

Previous Head of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov was recalled with the votes of 284 MPs
16:24, 7 October 2021

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine closed the plenary session on Thursday, failing to elect the new Head of the Parliament

The lawmakers will get back to this matter after the regular question hour on Friday morning.

If Ruslan Stefanchuk is elected to this office, his current position of the First Vice Speaker will become vacant.

Besides, the Parliament considers candidacies of Oleksiy Honcharenko and Yana Zinkevych, the MPs from European Solidarity party.

Earlier on Thursday, the Ukrainian MPs recalled Dmytro Razumkov from the office of the Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament. 284 voted for the decision, with 226 necessary to pass. 

Related: MPs recall Dmytro Razumkov from position of chairman of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada

On September 30, the head of the Servant of the people faction Davyd Arakhamiya asked Dmytro Razumkov for signature letters for his resignation from the office of Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada.

At the congress of parliamentarians of the Servant of the People faction, which took place on October 1-3 in Truskavets, the lawmakers collected over 150 signatures for the resignation of Verkhovna Rada Chairman.

In turn, Razumkov invited Servant of the people parliamentarians to the faction meeting on Monday, October 4.

Servant of the people party said that there was no need for such a meeting.

On October 4, the Verkhovna Rada launched a procedure of recall of Dmytro Razumkov from the office of parliament's speaker.

Ruslan Stefanchuk is now a candidate for the seat of parliament's speaker and head of Servant of the people party Oleksandr Kornienko - for the office of first vice-speaker.

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