The law on the Cabinet violates the constitution

12:35, 18 January 2007
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Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Adam Martynyuk agrees

Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Adam Martynyuk does not rule out that the Constitutional Court may sustain some regulations of the Law on the Cabinet of Ministers as anti-constitutional, according to Ukrayinska Pravda.

“But the Constitutional Court is unlikely to reverse the law as a whole, as most of its regulations comply with the Constitution of Ukraine,” stressed the Vice Speaker.

According to him, “the Constitutional Court may interpret some ambiguous regulations of the law or to admit that they conflict with the Constitution”.

Nevertheless Mr. Martynyuk spells out that the President may challenge the law in the Court right after its validation, UNIAN news agency reports.

Mr. Martynyuk’s statement has denied the information of mass-media that the President gave up. President Yushchenko will appeal the Law on the Cabinet of Ministers in due time.

The Vice Speaker predicts the President will not sign the law. This event will go down in history as it will be the first time when the Speaker does it.

At the same time Mr. Martynyuk is 90% sure that the President and his team do challenge the law in the Constitutional Court.

The Verkhovna Rada overrode the veto of the President on the Law on the Cabinet of Ministers on January 9. Of the MPs who voted in favor of the law 186 were from the Party of Regions, 121 from Yuliya Tymoshenko Bloc, 31 from the Socialist Party, and 21 from the Socialist Party.

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