Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he is interested in making a decision by the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, on holding President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky's inauguration as soon as possible.
"Today, the ball is in the court of the parliament. I'd like the parliament to determine the date of the inauguration as soon as possible. And on my part there will be only support for Mr. Zelensky's prompt entry into office," he told journalists during a working visit to Brussels, as reported by the presidential press service on May 13.
Poroshenko also added that a separate statement was made on possible early parliamentary elections.
"On the one hand, the politician must always be ready for the elections. I don't see any problem here. On the other hand, democracy is a procedure. And everything must be in line with the constitutional and legislative procedure," the head of state said.
"Today, it is necessary for the parliament to find a solution in the framework of the Constitution and legislation that would accede to the requests of the people, the President-elected, and secure the protection of democracy and the constitutional process," the president summed up.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on May 10, Ukraine's President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky urged the Verkhovna Rada to set the inauguration date for May 19.