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People's Front faction leaves coalition

The head of the faction Maksym Burbak announced this
11:25, 17 May 2019

People's Front faction in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
People's Front

The People's Front faction left the parliamentary coalition. The head of the faction Maksym Burbak announced this on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

“We announce our withdrawal from the existing coalition and the cessation of its activities on May 17, 2019. In addition, we announce the initiative to form a new coalition with a new agenda. According to the Constitution of Ukraine, a new coalition will be formed within 30 days. The People's Front calls on the factions of state ideology to immediately start consultations on drawing up of a new coalition agreements with a new plan of action,” Maksym Burbak said.

He claimed that within half a year “Ukrainians expect a new president and the parliament to take decisive steps, actions and changes.”

“There is no time to waste,” the head of the parliamentary faction stressed.

According to Article 83 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a coalition of parliamentary factions is formed in the Verkhovna Rada, and it includes the majority of lawmakers from the constitutional composition of the Verkhovna Rada (that is 226 parliamentarians).

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The coalition is formed within one month from the day of the opening of the first session of the Verkhovna Rada or from the day, the former coalition ceases functioning.

This coalition makes proposals to the president on the candidacy of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers.

On the eve of considering the appointment of the date of Volodymyr Zelensky’s inauguration, it was supposed that in case of holding inauguration before May 27, he would be able to dissolve the current parliament composition.

Thus, the cessation of the activity of the current coalition deprives Zelensky of the opportunity to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada.

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