July 25, 2014
Rostislav Pavlenko: Coalition dissolution does not influence Parliament operation
Yesterday “Udar” and “Svoboda” factions, part of “Batkivshyna” faction as well as 15 MPs not belonging to any faction left the Parliamentary coalition having set legal grounds for the President of Ukraine to dissolve the Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) and set extraordinary Parliamentary elections – in case a new coalition is not formed within 30 days.
Dissolution of Parliament was one of Maidan’s demands.
“Coalition dissolution does not influence Parliament operation. Verkhovna Rada remains legitimate, in power, MPs continue voting the bills which are important for the country,” – assured MP of “Udar” faction Rostyslav Pavlenko during briefing in the UkraineCrisisMediaCenter.
Commenting on the Prime Minister Yatsenyuk’s statement on his resignation Mr. Pavlenko noted that it was merely a political statement. According to Article 15 of the Law of Ukraine “On Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers” ‘Verkhovna Rada has got 10 days to either accept or reject resignation of the government head’.
Pavlenko again underlined that for the moment government’s powers remain valid.
To remind, on July 24 according to the legislation in force communist faction was dissolved in the Parliament.