Parliamentary elections: Decree on dismissal of Verkhovna Rada to be signed soon

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Andriy Bogdan, early session of Ukraine's Parliament might take place on May 22
14:44, 21 May 2019

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The President’s decree on dismissal of the Verkhovna Rada might be signed soon. Supposedly, snap elections to Ukraine’s Parliament will be held on July 21, as Zelensky’s Advisor on legal issues Andriy Bogdan confirmed. 112 Ukraine broadcasted the briefing.

“Speaking of the decree (on the dismissal of the Verkhovna Rada, - ed.) itself, it will be signed soon. We expect its publication soon. We regard the most suitable date for the elections – July 21, 2019. Today, consultations with Central Election Commission are being conducted. Maybe, we will decide to appeal to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Parubiy to summon the early session tomorrow and decide on amendments to the law on elections of MPs,” Bogdan said.

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He added: “In our opinion, consultations were effective. Almost all the leaders of the factions agreed on a possibility of the dismissal. There were disputes about constitutionality, legitimacy, possibility to appeal such decree, but if there is a decree, all the factions confirmed their desire to take part in the elections. We consider this a very important step towards the restoration of the Parliament and bringing new progressive people who want and have a possibility to work for Ukraine and for its future”.

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Earlier, after the consultations with President Zelensky Oleg Lyashko, the header of Radical Party of Ukraine, said that snap elections to the Parliament of Ukraine might be held on July 21.

Zelensky dismissed Ukrainian Parliament at his inauguration and announced early elections after he took an oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people.  

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