Presidential Administration in Ukraine says move to dissolve Rada legally correct
Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Ruslan Ryaboshapka is convinced of the correctness and validity of the legal position regarding the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada and the appointment of early parliamentary elections.
Speaking on the air of one of Ukrainian TV channels, Riaboshapka said: "We are fully convinced that our legal position is correct, reasonable, and is based on the Constitution of Ukraine. I wouldn't like to predict what the decision will be, because this could be perceived as pressure on the Constitutional Court."
The official expressed hope that the Constitutional Court would soon issue a fair conclusion in the case on considering whether the relevant presidential decree is in line with the Basic Law.
"I hope we will soon see what the decision will be, and it will be fair and based on the Constitution... The decree itself contains norms that became the basis for the dissolution of parliament, there is a reference there to those norms of the Constitution that concern the existence or lack of a coalition in the Verkhovna Rada. The position of the head of state is that, starting from a certain point, there was no coalition in the Verkhovna Rada, after three political forces left the coalition, that's when the coalition virtually disappeared, and the size of these two factions was significantly smaller than 226 deputies," said the official.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on May 21, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on early termination of the powers of the Verkhovna Rada and the appointment of early elections for July 21.
On May 24, representatives of the Popular Front submitted a submission to the Constitutional Court, asking to declare the decree on the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada unconstitutional.
On June 11, the Grand Chamber of the Constitutional Court commenced hearings in the case.
Zelensky spoke in court, expressing hope that the Constitutional Court would make a decision for which no one would not be "embarrassed." The court also heard the arguments of the representative of the president and the deputies. After that, the Grand Chamber of the Constitutional Court moved to a closed-door part of the plenary hearings.