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Tymoshenko believes Constitution of Ukraine should be changed

In favour of parliamentary republic

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko believes that the Constitution of Ukraine should be changed in favour of parliamentary republic. According to the government’s press-service, the Head of Ukrainian Government disclosed this taking the floor at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on Wednesday.

“The time has come in Ukraine to change the Constitution, to make it balanced, harmonious and meeting the European principles,” Yulia Tymoshenko stressed. The Prime Minister told that now all branches of power and political forces are working at such changes and she hopes that the Parliament’s stand during voting for amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine will be consolidated.

Yulia Tymoshenko reported the Council of Europe that the Constitution of Ukraine includes 3 key positions which need to be changed. In, particular, according to her, it concerns reformation of legal system and distribution of the power’s responsibilities.

It is necessary to make Ukraine a traditional parliamentary republic as Europe’s experience shows”. As the Prime Minister says, the Constitutional changes are to introduce real control of the society over the power. Yulia Tymoshenko stated, that as for now consultations on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine are successful and forecasts that these changes will be adopted – “and this means that Ukraine will overcome one more stage toward democracy, strengthening of law supremacy”.

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