We demand the Verkhovna Rada chairman announce the composition of the coalition

12:18 14.02.2017

Batkivshchyna faction leader Yulia Tymoshenko says Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy should announce the names of the members of the parliamentary coalition because the principles of the formation of coalition and government are stipulated in the Constitution

“It is in the Constitution! It clearly says that a coalition must be formed. And who other than Mr. Andriy Parubiy must announce to society the list of people in the coalition who are responsible together with the president and government for everything happening today in the country,” Yulia Tymoshenko said during a live appearance on channel NewsOne.

The politician noted that the government is trying to hide the membership in the coalition by citing certain provisions of the parliamentary Rules, but that relevant changes were made “during the times of Yanukovych” when three sections related to the coalition and opposition were removed from the Rules.

“This was done to prevent any claims being brought and bringing to justice the coalition and everyone born from it,” the parliamentarian said.

Yulia Tymoshenko was outraged that the new government that came to power after the Revolution of Dignity did not return those sections of the Rules, and “that is why there is not a single word about the coalition or the opposition.” The Batkivshchyna faction leader urged Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy “to not hide behind the Rules mutilated by the Yanukovych government.”

“He should take responsibility and name every member of the coalition. People today don’t know who in the country is responsible for the disastrous policies and decisions,” Yulia Tymoshenko said.