The People´s Front parliamentary faction has announced about its withdrawal from the ruling coalition.
The leader of People´s Front faction, Maksym Burbak, has stated this today, May 17.
“The coalition, formed in 2014 and operated until today, completed its tasks … That is why we announce about the withdrawal from the existing coalition, termination of its activity on May 17, 2019, and the initiative to form a new coalition with a new agenda,” Burbak stated.
He specified that according to the Constitution, a new coalition must be formed within 30 days.
Parubii announces breakup of coalition in Verkhovna Rada
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrii Parubii announced about the termination of the work of the European Ukraine coalition on May 17 and called on MPs to start consultations on the formation of a new one.
He stated this during a parliament meeting on Friday after the People´s Front parliamentary faction had announced about its withdrawal from the coalition.
“Dear colleagues, sad news. According to the statement made by the People’s Front parliamentary faction head about the faction’s withdrawal from the coalition and due to the termination of the coalition, I announce that today [May 17] the coalition of parliamentary factions ‘European Ukraine’ in the Verkhovna Rada of the eighth convocation has stopped its work,” Parubii announced.
He added that according to the Constitution, MPs should form a new majority within a month from the date of termination of the coalition’s activities.
“According to the provisions of Article 83, Paragraph 7 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a new coalition must be formed within one month from the day the coalition of parliamentary factions ceases its activities in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Thus, I call on representatives of all factions and groups to begin consultations on the formation of a new coalition. And let’s admit it has been a good coalition,” Parubii said.
The European Ukraine coalition was created on November 27, 2014. Then it included the factions of Petro Poroshenko Bloc, People’s Front, Samopomich, the Radical Party, and Batkivschyna. It consisted of 302 MPs. Later, Samopomich, Radical Party and Batkivschyna announced about their withdrawal from the coalition.