The Parliament plans to discuss the resignation of Premier Volodymyr Groisman on May 30th. After the Premier steps down, the Government stops its work. Speaker Andriy Parubiy made these announcements on Monday, May 27th, at the meeting of the conciliatory council of the leaders of deputy factions and groups.
“Under the relevant legislation the Verkhovna Rada has ten days for discussing the issue of the Cabinet’s resignation. The law policy committee has to prepare all necessary documents to make it possible for the Parliament to consider the question involving the resignation of the Government and the Prime Minister of Ukraine”, said Andriy Parubiy.
As we have informed earlier, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groisman announced his intention to resign on the day of the inauguration of President Volodymyr Zelensky. On May 23rd Groisman submitted his letter of resignation to the Verkhovna Rada.
Also, the Speaker offered the lawmakers to approve the election code that will stipulate the election of people’s deputies in accordance with open party lists. “We have to pass the code. It is an obligation of the Verkhovna Rada of the current convocation”, stressed Parubiy. Among the first priorities that need the attention of the current Parliament, Parubiy named the bills dealing with the impeachment of the president and setting up VR interim investigation commissions.
Ruslan Stefanchuk, the presidential representative at the Parliament, reminded the legislature that in his inauguration speech Volodymyr Zelensky had proposed the Verkhovna Rada to consider three important issues: to cancel deputy immunity, to reintroduce criminal responsibility for illegal enrichment and to pass an election code. “The President is serious about constructive work with the Parliament, – said Ruslan Stefanchuk. – He wants you to know only one thing – the time of behind-the-scene agreements is over. And he is ready to support any initiative of the deputies on the following conditions: first – it must agree with interests of the people as a whole and every person in particular. Second – such an initiative does not have to violate the Constitution of Ukraine and principles of the rule of law. And finally the third condition – the President will sign no law if the procedure of its passing has been broken”.