We call on the Verkhovna Rada to support laws that will eliminate the uncontrollability of any President

14:49 08.04.2019

Batkivshchyna Party Leader Yulia Tymoshenko called on the Verkhovna Rada to urgently support laws to restore the checks and balances guaranteed by the Constitution of Ukraine and eliminate uncontrolled power. Therefore, instead of “the clown show, chaos, and humiliation of the country” that is the current presidential election campaign it is time to “to return to genuine state-building.”

“There is a small period of time until the end of the second round of the presidential election within which we as the parliament can restore the Constitution of Ukraine, restore the checks and balances that the country needs. I want to appeal to the Verkhovna Rada to urgently pass those laws that can eliminate the uncontrollability of any President,” Yulia Tymoshenko said during the meeting of the conciliation council of faction leaders and chairmen of parliamentary committees.

According to the politician, she is referring to the draft law on temporary investigative commissions that will give “parliament an instrument of control over any President or power structures.” The Constitution must also be amended to remove immunity from the President, judges and people’s deputies, and the law on parliamentary elections by a proportional system adopted, because “if you leave in place the majoritarian system it will become the basis for corruption during the formation of a new Verkhovna Rada.” The parliamentarian also urged an immediate vote on laws regarding the impeachment of the President, referendums, and the removal of deputies and parties from the Verkhovna Rada, as well as representatives of local self-government bodies, if there is a violation of the law.

The head of the Batkivshchyna faction said that after the first round of the presidential elections, the country became hostage to an inadmissible “clown show and humiliation.”

“Half the people not only dislike the current situation, they can not accept it in principle. Therefore, I want to appeal to all those who are not party to this clown show, chaos and humiliation of the country – in a few months we will have a parliamentary election campaign that can still correct everything. This chaos can be stopped and we can return to true genuine state-building,” believes the Leader of the Batkivshchyna Party.