(RIA Novosti) - Ukraine's parliament is expected to form its committees Tuesday, when the new "anti-crisis" coalition deal officially comes into force.
The new "anti-crisis" coalition deal formally comes into effect Tuesday after a previous coalition deal between the West-leaning trio of the Tymoshenko Bloc, Our Ukraine and the Socialists signed June 22 expired in the early hours of the day.
Ukraine's parliamentary speaker Oleksandr Moroz said Monday the coalition - which comprises the pro-Russian Party of Regions, the Socialist Party and the Communist Party and holds 240 of the Supreme Rada's 450 seats - would form all 26 parliamentary committees, as well as a special commission on privatization at a plenary session Tuesday, reports Trend.
Moroz, the Socialist leader whose controversial defection from the "orange coalition" triggered its collapse, said earlier that only factions representing the new coalition had submitted candidates for all 26 proposed committees.
"In any event, committee formation will be finalized tomorrow, since it is necessary to consider a number of urgent bills, including a budget resolution for next year," Moroz said, adding that the Yuliya Tymoshenko Bloc and the pro-presidential Our Ukraine bloc had yet to make proposals on the committees' composition.
Pro-Western President Viktor Yushchenko said he would dissolve parliament and call a new election if lawmakers failed to form a government by July 25.
But Moroz said, "The constitution does not provide either legal or political grounds for dissolving parliament in this situation," even after July 25.