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Constitutional Court continues hearing on President’s decree to dissolve parliament

17 out of 18 CC judges are present at the court session

Today, at 09.30 a.m., the Constitutional Court of Ukraine resumed the hearing on the presidential decree to dissolve parliament and call early elections.

      According to an UNIAN correspondent, 17 out of 18 Constitutional Court judges are present at the court session. In the beginning of the session, CC chairman Ivan Dombrovskiy claimed that President’s representative to CC Volodymyr Shapoval will arrive to attend the court session.

   Today Verkhovna Rada’s representative to CC Anatoliy Selivanov will answer questions of the judges.

      Some 5 thousand supporters of both camps have gathered in front of the court building. However, unlike yesterday, they are divided from each other by police cordons and metal fences.

      Judges said last week it would take about ten days to decide on the matter. Both sides in the conflict, President Viktor Yushchenko and his arch rival Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, have said they are ready to abide by any court decision and ruled out the use of force.

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