Poroshenko calls Zelensky’s order on dissolution of parliament unconstitutional

Source : 112 Ukraine

The ex-president sincerely tried not to criticize the work of the new head of the state, but the events of the last four days left him no choice
12:33, 25 May 2019

Petro Poroshenko, the ex-president of Ukraine
Presidential Administration press office

Ex-president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that the decree of the new head of state Volodymyr Zelensky contradicts the Constitution of Ukraine. Poroshenko wrote this on Facebook.

“The decree of the new President on the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada is absolutely unconstitutional one!”, Poroshenko stated.

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Besides, he pointed out that he sincerely tried not to criticize the work of the new president, but the events of the last four days left Poroshenko no choice.

Earlier, the MPs appealed against the order of President Volodymyr Zelensky on the dissolution of the parliament; they turned to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. 62 MPs supported the Initiative of the National Front party.

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According to the report, the parliamentary coalition was formed in accordance with the current legislation, and it ceased its activities by the relevant application of the National Front spinster party on May 17, 2019. At that day, Spokesperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy announced that the European Ukraine coalition ceased to be. The 30-day term for the formation of a new coalition began, as defined by the Constitution of Ukraine.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky officially dissolved the Verkhovna Rada and appointed the snap elections for July 21. The Cabinet of Ministers should provide the financing of the elections.

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