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MPs ask Constitutional Court to consider Zelensky's order on dissolution of parliament

The court received an appeal with 62 signatures of MPs
21:18, 24 May 2019

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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, as the first deputy leader of the spinster party Andriy Teteruk stated while leaving the Constitutional Court.  

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.

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“In the president's decree, we see a direct and obvious violation of the rule of law principle, which enshrined in our Constitution. We see this endeavor, using political expediency, to use the right as a shaft, which is inadmissible in democratic states. We, as MPs, appeal to the Constitutional Court with an appropriate submission to give a legal assessment of the activities of the newly elected President Zelensky who is carrying out acts of great violation of the Constitution and legislation,” Teteruk outlined.

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According to the MP, it is important to understand, where the rule of law is devalued, human life and freedoms and rights of each citizen are devalued as well. “That is why we have made an appropriate appeal today, it was registered, and from today we will expect a fair, honest, legitimate consideration of our appeal in order to restore the rule of law in the state of Ukraine”.

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At the same time, the MP of the National Front party Ihor Alekseev added, that according to the procedure the court has to appoint the judge for the hearing immediately, and then the court has to hear the case per se.

“We expect that the court will not delay the hearing of this case, and we asked to hear the case within a month,” Alekseev said.

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.

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andry Paruby issued the order, according to which the extraordinary session of the parliament is appointed for May 22 at 12:00 p.m.

Related: EU expects dissolution of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to take place in accordance with legislature

 

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