Ukrainian parliament to have its first-ever female speaker

Source : 112 Ukraine

Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Olena Kondratyuk will temporarily serve as the parliament's speaker, replacing Dmytro Razumkov
15:18, 16 November 2020

Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Olena Kondratiuk

For the first time in Ukraine’s history, the Verkhovna Rada will be temporarily headed by a woman. Deputy Speaker Olena Kondratiuk will temporarily serve as the parliament's speaker. 

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov announced this during the meeting, which he had joined online. The broadcast was conducted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

Razumkov stated that he was confident that Kondratyuk would cope with her responsibilities, and called on MPs to assist her in doing it.

Meanwhile, Razumkov is treating from Covid-19. The first reports on his diagnosis appeared on November 11.

Related: Ukraine's Health Minister contracts Covid-19

"Everyone of use risks catching coronavirus. Today, the disease got to my family, and I received a positive result of the test. I feel alright, and I hope I will be in the future. I will stay in isolation and will continue working in the remote mode," the official wrote.

As we reported earlier, currently, 27 lawmakers of the Ukrainian Parliament are infected with coronavirus.

"As of now, 27 MPs are sick with Covid-19. If Tuesday turns fruitful, on Wednesday-Friday, the MPs will switch to online mode in committees. Respectively, there will be no sessions of the Rada," reads the message.

Related: 27 Ukrainian MPs currently sick with coronavirus, - official

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