Ukraine’s president approves PACE draft resolution
( ForUm ) - Victor Yushchenko approves and agrees with key clauses of a draft resolution by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine. He thinks it is "constructive and balanced", and consistent with his plan to resolve the country's political crisis, which he proposed on April 10, president's press office reported.
He supports appeals by the Parliamentary Assembly to reform Ukraine's constitution and pass laws on rules of procedure of the Verkhovna Rada, parliamentary opposition and central executive offices, as well as to bring the law on the cabinet of ministers in line with the constitution and improve the country's electoral legislation.
Yushchenko agrees that it is necessary to settle the crisis through nonviolent and constitutional means and by making Ukraine's parliamentary forces and political leaders compromise.
He is glad authors of the PACE draft resolution call an early election a democratic and legitimate instrument enabling the nation to elect and control its government. The document also says snap elections are common in European democracies and serve as an element of political compromise.
The Ukrainian leader hopes the text of the resolution will be slightly revised and that it will become Europe's positive contribution to the settlement of Ukraine's crisis.