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'If law on distribution of committees is violated, we will appeal to Constitutional Court' - Medvedchuk

The Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life party explained the principles of the distribution of committees in the Verkhovna Rada
17:23, 16 August 2019

Viktor Medvedchuk
112 Agency

If the law on the distribution of the committees is violated, Opposition Platform – For Life party will appeal to Constitutional Court of Ukraine, as the Chairman of the Political Council of the party Viktor Medvedchuk said on air of 112 Ukraine.

“In compliance with the number of the MPs, the member of each faction or group. For today, five factions were elected, and we made a statement on that about the compliance with the law. I stress, it’s not authorities’ wish, it’s their need to satisfy someone’s interests and to generously give something to someone or not to do so. This is the demand of the current legislation and law on regulation. There should be all the positions that I named, and Opposition Platform – For Life has a right to get three positions of the heads of the committees, first deputies and deputy secretaries,” he said.

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“The rest three factions (including the number of the MPs in these factions) should get one position of the chairman, one position of first deputy, deputy and secretary in one of the commissions. 23 committees are left, they might be distributed, if there is a number of independent MPs and they did not enter the factions, and they will create groups, as those are leadership positions, they are distributed among factions and groups. If the groups are created, these three committees or leadership positions in three committees should be theirs. If one group is created, this might be only one, and the rest leadership positions should be distributed in proportion to the compositions of the MPs which are the members of each faction. This is the principle, what I call the first place of distribution, it should be implemented as a demand of the law,” he said.

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“If this will not be done, Opposition Platform – For Life will appeal to the Constitutional Court over the recognition of illegality, the unconstitutionality of the Verkhovna Rada’s regulation, which will approve the order of the distribution of posts in Parliament’s committees, if it does not comply with the law. Now, that you asked about – the second plane. It means that traditionally and in compliance with the law, including the Constitution, key functions should belong to the opposition. Those are the committees I have named. They must be a prerogative of the opposition factions,” he concluded.

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