Zelenskyi To Attend Hearing on Constitutionality of Dissolution of Parliament
President Volodymyr Zelenskyi called for snap elections to be held for Parliament
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi will attend a sitting of the Grand Chamber of the Constitutional Court on June 11, 2019 that will consider the constitutionality of his decree on the dissolution of the parliament.
He said this in a video address on Facebook.
“Tomorrow the Constitutional Court will consider the dissolution of the parliament, and I was invited to this meeting. This will be the first time in the 28 years of the history of independent Ukraine when the president comes to a meeting of the Constitutional Court. It will be like that, not vice versa, when the boss calls his servants, his judges to his office,” Zelenskyi said.
“I will surely be [there]. We are confident in our legal position, but most importantly, this is my position as president when I dissolved the parliament. There was and there is a huge request from the Ukrainian people,” Zelenskyi added.
On June 11, 2019 at 10:00am, the Grand Chamber of the Constitutional Court will start considering the case concerning the compliance of the presidential decree “On the early termination of powers of the Verkhovna Rada of the eighth convocation and the calling of early elections” with the Constitution of Ukraine.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyi announced the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada in his inaugural speech on May 20, 2019. On May 21, 2019, he signed a decree on the dissolution of the parliament and the calling of snap elections for July 21, 2019.
The decree came into force on May 23, 2019 after its publication in the government’s Uriadovy Kurier newspaper.
On May 24, 2019, People’s Front MPs Andriy Teteruk and Ihor Alekseyev submitted a motion to the Constitutional Court regarding the unconstitutionality of the presidential decree on the early termination of the powers of the Verkhovna Rada. They asked the court to consider the motion within a month.