No more parliamentary coalition in Ukraine

16:57, 17 May 2019

The coalition of the Ukrainian Parliament has ceased to be. Andriy Parubiy, the speaker said this at a plenary session on May 17.  'According to Part of Article 83 of Constitution of Ukraine, the new coalition should be formed within one month since the moment when the coalition stopped working', Parubiy stated. He urged fellow MPs to start working on the new coalition.

The coalition of MP factions includes 226 lawmakers in it. This body makes the simple majority in the Parliament. The coalition plays a crucial part in the decision making, offering the President candidacies of Prime Minister and Cabinet members.

Under current conditions, President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky will have no authority to disband the current Parliament; if there is no coalition, and the new one is not shaped yet, the head of the state has no such power.