Constitutional Court in Ukraine recognizes President's decree on Parliament dissolution in line with Basic Law
The Constitutional Court of Ukraine ruled to recognized Presidential Decree "On early termination of powers of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the appointment of early elections" from May 21, 2019, in line with the Basic Law.
The source in the Court told UNIAN the conclusion was passed at a plenary hearing on June 20.
Eleven judges supported the ruling while five voted against it. A total of 16 judges were present at the hearing.
As reported by UNIAN, on May 21 Zelensky signed a decree on early termination of powers of the Verkhovna Rada and the appointment of early elections for July 21.
On May 24, representatives of the People's Front submitted to the Constitutional Court a statement on the unconstitutionality of the decree on dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada. Submissions were signed by 62 deputies.
They asked the court to open constitutional proceedings on their submission, recognize it as urgent, and consider it within a month, as well as to recognize the presidential decree on the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada and appointing an early parliamentary election unconstitutional.
At the beginning of the hearings, President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the judges, stating that the decree on the termination of the powers of the Verkhovna Rada corresponds to the spirit and letter of the Law. The Court also heard representatives of the Rada and those of the president.
After that, the Court proceeded to a closed-door stage of consideration.