The democratic coalition, including 228 lawmakers, has been created officially.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, the respective decision was adopted at the today’s joint session of OU-PSD and BYuT factions.

According to BYuT leader Oleksander Turchynov, 156 lawmakers of BYuT and 72 lawmakers of OU-PSD signed the coalition agreement.

“This allows us to state that, in line with the Constitution, the democratic coalition has been formed”, he said.

The lawmakers unanimously supported the creation of the democratic coalition, after which BYuT leader Yulia Tymoshenko and OU-PSD leader Viacheslav Kyrylenko officially signed the coalition.

At present they plan to solve the issue of creating the coalition’s council, and the issues of electing the Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada Speaker.