Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Cancels Bill Splitting Ruling Coalition
Ukraine, Kiev, 2 October/ Trend , corr Z. Novosvitski/ Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has canceled bill the voting of which caused split in the ruling coalition - Yukia Tymoshenko bloc and Our Ukraine - People's Self-Defense.
Today five bills were brought up to the discussion of the parliament which was voted by President - changes to the Law on Cabinet of Ministers, bill on temporary investigation commissions, changes to the authority of Constitutional Court, work of Security Service of Ukraine and activities of acting local administrative bodies.
Earlier Yulia Tymoshenko bloc and Party of Regions voted in favor of these bills. There were statements at that time that new coalition has been set up de-fact by doing so.
Under Ukrainian legislation, in case of presidential veto, MPs should either pass proposals of a head of state or to prevent his veto on the bill. Otherwise, the voting is considered to be invalid.
MPs did not approve President's amendments to the Bill on Cabinet of Ministers. But they also could not prevent veto. Therefore, the Bill was canceled. It was the same case about the temporary investigation commissions. President's amendments to the legislation concerning work of Security Service of Ukraine, authorities of Constitutional Court and acting heads of local administrative agencies were only approved by MPs from Yukia Tymoshenko bloc and Our Ukraine - People's Self-Defense. Neither Party of Regions, nor Litvin Bloc and Communist Party of Ukraine voted.
Chairman of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said at a plenary meeting that today's voting to cancel several bills is a first step to restore activities of democratic coalition.
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