Batkivshchyna faction leader Yulia Tymoshenko sayd the early termination of the work of the Verkhovna Rada was a legitimate decision. According to Article 106 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the President has the right to dissolve parliament in the absence of a coalition.
“The chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and leaders of certain factions believe that the early termination of the work of parliament and its dissolution by the President is illegal. There are legal grounds for why the dissolution of parliament was absolutely legal. There is no reason to say this was a political or not a legal decision. Article 106 of the Constitution of Ukraine states that the President has the right to terminate the powers of the parliament if there is no coalition in the Verkhovna Rada,” Yulia Tymoshenko said after the consultations with the President of Ukraine, leadership of the Verkhovna Rada and leaders of parliamentary factions.
The politicians recalled that the coalition ceased to exist on March 29, 2016 when the Batkivshchyna, Samopomich and Radical Party factions left the coalition.
“Some are saying that the coalition in parliament only ceased to exist several days ago and that 30 days are needed for consultations. This is a wrong legal approach. The coalition ceased to exist in the Verkhovna Rada the moment the Radical Party left the coalition. This means that there has been no coalition since March 29, 2016, and this parliament should have been dissolved 30 days after that because it was no longer legitimate,” Yulia Tymoshenko explained.
The political also said that the next parliamentary elections will result in the formation of a new parliamentary majority and selection of a prime minister, who will be responsible for the main areas of life in the country. Ukrainian society will decide in the parliamentary elections which parties will enter the Verkhovna Rada and consequently who will become the new head of the Government.
“Society not politicians will decide who will be the next prime minister,” Yulia Tymoshenko said.