Party of Regions leader Victor Yanukovych believes that the regular presidential election must take place in the year 2010, after New Year and Chirstmas holidays.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, Victor Yanukovych claimed this to a press conference in Donetsk on Thursday.

He noted that after the Constitutional Court announced its ruling, the Party of Regions has not decided as yet what date of the presidential election it will support.

Victor Yanukovych pointed out that he had discussed the issue with lawyers, who believe that the presidential election must take place either on December 27, 2009, or on January 17, 2010.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on Wednesday ruled as unconstitutional the October 25 date set by parliament for the next presidential election in Ukraine. According to an UNIAN correspondent, the Constitutional Court publicized its ruling on Wednesday. The ruling was made on the case, opened on the constitutional submission of the Ukrainian President, who had challenged the October date in the Constitutional Court, saying the election should not take place until early next year.