The Ukrainians elected new members of the Verkhovna Rada on July 21. The counting of votes, the announcement of the results and start of the work of the new parliament are ahead.
112.international gathered the main dates established by the Constitution, the law on the election of MPs and regulation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
- July 21 - Election Day;
- during 15 days (up to August 5) the Central Election Commission establish the results of the elections;
- during the next 5 days (up to August 10) the results are officially published in the parliamentarian and governmental newspapers;
- during 20 days (up to August 31) newly-elected dismiss from the previous places of work and the Central Election Commission registers them as lawmakers;
- during another 7 days (up to September 7) the Central Election Commission issues them the identity documents of the MPs.
Meanwhile, during 10 days after the announcement of the results (up to August 20), ex-head of the parliament Andriy Parubiy convenes the first session of the Preparatory Parliamentary Group, which should launch the process of work of the new parliament.
During 30 days after the official announcement of the results of the elections (up to September 9) the first session of the Verkhovna Rada will take place.
Firstly, the MPs take an oath, the oldest lawmaker offers to the colleagues to stand up and read out the text:
“I pledge allegiance to Ukraine. I commit myself by all my actions to protect the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, take care of the well-being of Motherland and well-being of the Ukrainian people. I vow to observe the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, fulfill my commitments in the interests of all fellow countrymen”.
The MPs should put their signature under such an oath.
After that, the oldest lawmaker opens the first session of the Verkhovna Rada. Firstly, the session will be held by the chairman of the Preparatory Parliamentary Group, then the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine after the election.
During the first session, the Verkhovna Rada should work according to such a plan:
1. Temporarily presidium
2. Factions and groups
3. Report of Parubiy
4. Counting Commission
5. New Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada and deputies
6. Message from the president
7. Report of the Preparatory Group
9. On conciliation board
10. On coverage of work of the Verkhovna Rada
During a month after the first session of the new members of the parliament, the coalition is formed; it should consist of at least 226 MPs (if it did not take place the president is able to dissolve the parliament).
Then precisely the coalition will offer new candidates for the post of the prime minister and composition of the government to the president.