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RAZUMKOV CAN BE APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF UKRAINE’S PARLIAMENT

The Servant of the People Party will propose Chairman of the party Dmytro Razumkov as a candidate to the post of Chairman of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada.
“Today, the party will offer me as a candidate for the post of chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine,” Razumkov said in Truskavets on Saturday, answering a question from Interfax-Ukraine.

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AFTER UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT ELECTION, AD HOC GROUP WILL PREPARE FIRST SESSION

The session of the Verkhovna Rada of the ninth convocation, according to the law, should take place no later than September 10, the parliament staff predict that the newly elected members of parliament will gather as soon as possible after the elections. After voting at the extraordinary elections of the Verkhovna Rada on July 21, the Central Election Commission (CEC) should within 20 days publish official results in the official newspapers Holos Ukrainy and Uriadovy Kurier with the list of elected parliamentarians.
According to the legislation, the Verkhovna Rada meets for the first session in the hall of the parliament no later than on the 30th day after the announcement of the voting results.
Thus, the first session of the parliament should take place before September 10.

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PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE SENDS BILL ON CUTTING ELECTRICITY TARIFFS TO PARLIAMENT

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has sent to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine a bill amending some laws of Ukraine on cutting electricity tariffs.
The document was registered in the parliament on June 26. The text of the bill has not been made public.
As reported, representative of the head of state in the Ukrainian government Andriy Gerus said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky initiated the legislative change of the Rotterdam+ formula by the Rotterdam- formula in order to reduce electricity tariffs. He said that according to the document, the cost of shipping coal from Rotterdam to Ukraine should be removed from the formula. In addition, it is proposed that discounts be introduced if the quality of coal is worse. The bill also provides for a delay in the introduction of the electricity market for one year.

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FIVE PARTIES CAN ENTER UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT

Five parties can enter the parliament, and more than half of Ukrainians intend to vote in early elections. Those are the results of a survey conducted by Ukraina TV channel Sehodnia (Today) ezine with the Edison Research. The field research of the survey was conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.
Survey results, which were published by on Sehodnia’s website, show five parties can enter parliament: Servant of the People, Opposition Platform – For Life, European Solidarity, Holos and Batkivschyna.
Four more parties which have a chance of surpassing the five percent barrier are Strength and Honor, Opposition Bloc – Peace and Development Party, Oleh Liashko’s Radical Party and Civil Position.
The survey was conducted by Edison Research by telephone and personal interview in all regions of Ukraine, except for Russia-occupied Crimea and Russia-occupied parts of Donbas.

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MORE THAN 70% OF UKRAINIAN CITIZENS SUPPORT PARLIAMENT DISSOLUTION AND EARLY ELECTIONS

More than 70% of respondents surveyed by sociologists have said they support the idea of dissolving the Verkhovna Rada and holding early parliamentary elections, according to a poll conducted by the Rating sociological group on May 16-21, 2019 and published on Wednesday. At the same time, the highest level of support for the dissolution of parliament and the holding of early elections is in the South and the East of Ukraine which is more than 80%. In other regions, the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada is supported by at least 60% of the respondents.
“There is a certain difference in the attitude to the holding of early elections among the supporters of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc’s Solidarity Party, most of whom are against this initiative,” the release of the Rating says.
The audience of the survey is the population of Ukraine who is older than 18 years. The sample is representative by age, gender, region, and type of settlement. The sample of population is 2,000 respondents, who were interviewed by means of face-to-face talk. An error of representativeness of the study is no more than 2.2%.

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YULIA TYMOSHENKO PROPOSES STARTING DISCUSSION ON CREATION OF NEW COALITION IN PARLIAMENT, NEW GOVERNMENT

Leader of the parliamentary faction Batkivschyna Yulia Tymoshenko proposes to begin consultations on the creation of a new coalition in the Verkhovna Rada.
“I think that now we need to hold the main discussion about whether there will be extraordinary or next ones – we still have half a year to restart – we need to start a discussion about creating a new coalition in parliament and creating a new government of Ukraine with a completely new strategy and tactics of governing the country,” Tymoshenko said at a meeting of the conciliatory council of faction leaders and parliamentary groups on Monday.
She noted that, otherwise, time will be lost and chaos will continue, which today, according to the politician, exists in the country.

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