Appointment of inauguration date to be key decision of parliament this week, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

The regulations on holding of the inauguration on May 19, 20 are registered in the Verkhovna Rada
14:51, 13 May 2019

The Verkhovna Rada

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will appoint the date of the inauguration of President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky during current plenary week as 112 Ukraine reported citing Parliament’s Speaker Andry Paruby.

“This week we should consider the regulation on the appointment of the inauguration. As for today, four regulations are registered; there were five of them but one of them was withdrawn on Saturday.  I think it will be one of the most key decisions of the whole week during the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada,” Paruby said.

Current President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko does not stand against any of the dates as Artur Herasimov, the Head of Petro Poroshenko Bloc.

“I would like to emphasize that Petro Poroshenko is ready to hand over power any moment and he does not stand against any of the dates,” Herasimov noted.

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According to him, t Petro Poroshenko Bloc has not decided yet for what date to vote.

Not only May 19 may by the date of the inauguration of the new president as Head of Narodny Front Maksym Burbak said.

“We think that new president Volodymyr Zelenksy should take an oath of the head of the state in the solemn atmosphere. Another day will also fit for it,” Burbak said.

Samopomich stood for the holding of the inauguration on Sunday, May 19.

“What is the problem concerning the inauguration? Were we chosen by 72%? President-elect promised, got the support and we are obliged to support the date desired by him. He wants to do it sooner? Let him to fulfill his responsibilities and promises. It is his work. Everything else is from devil,” Samopomich official said.

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The issue of the appointment of the date of the inauguration should be solved as soon as possible. Co-Chairman of Vidrodzhennia MP group Vitaly Khomutynnyk said.

“Our faction will support any of the regulations agreed between President-elect and the parliament. The Head of the Verkhovna Rada should become the moderator of the communication with newly elected president and convene the meeting with the president and his team to define, what date will be acceptable and solve this issue…Let’s solve this issue today and make such decision tomorrow,” Khomutynnyk said.

He expressed the belief that in the case of the inauguration on Thursday “all other dates will be changed”.

Zelensky, the popular comedian and actor won the presidential election in Ukraine in both rounds, held on March 31 and April 28. He scored almost 75 percent of all votes, while his opponent, the incumbent President Petro Poroshenko collected 25 percent. 

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As we reported earlier, President-Elect Volodymyr Zelensky recorded a message to the parliament, where he called on the MPs to appoint the date of the inauguration on May 19 in order to cease the staff activity of the current President Petro Poroshenko.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko respects the choice of Ukrainians and the positions of the highest legislative body. He will accept any date of inauguration, which the Verkhovna Rada will appoint.



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