On many issues, the Verkhovna Rada of the 9th convocation is not as radical as the Parliament of the 8th convocation, because radical sentiments were not supported by citizens in the elections, and this is natural. The Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform - For Life Party, MP Viktor Medvedchuk stated this on the TV channel Newsone.
"The composition of this parliament clearly differs from that of the previous, 8th convocation. On many issues, it is not so radical, because it is obvious that the radical moods were not supported, the trust of our citizens in the elections, and this is natural. You see, who joined parliament, these are the interests of people. That is why everything is okay with it. The Maidan and post-Maidan moods have faded. And people apparently gave a correct assessment of what happened in November 2013 - February 2014, evaluated it and put it and showed their trust to those people who, in their opinion, can change their lives for the better," Medvedchuk said.
According to the opposition politician, each subsequent parliament was worse than the previous one during the years of independence.
"I can not only talk about it, but I can argue about it, because I was a member of the second convocation, the third and fourth convocation. And I remember even at these three convocations, and if we proceed from the comparative characteristics, how much stronger the second convocation was than the third. And he was definitely stronger than the fourth convocation. And the following ones - the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, which took place outside me, outside my presence - confirm this trend," he said.
Medvedchuk pointed out that the same applies to the presidents of the country: "Each subsequent one, unfortunately, was in many ways worse than the previous one. And this trend persists, and I will tell you the truth, Vasyl, it causes not only deep disappointment, not only dissatisfaction - understandable and reasonable, but it also causes concern for the future development of Ukraine for its future and much more.”
As we reported, the Law on Opposition is necessary for the political force, which has become oppositional, to be able to exercise its functions, duties, and powers in the interests of those who voted for it. The duty of the opposition is to control those who have come to power and therefore it needs mechanisms of control over the power.