Decree on early elections will be issued in coming days – presidential advisor

Decree on early elections will be issued in coming days – presidential advisor

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A presidential decree calling early parliamentary elections in Ukraine will be made public in the next few days.

Presidential advisor Andriy Bohdan said this to journalists after consultations held between the head of state and the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada and leaders of parliamentary factions on Tuesday, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"As for the decree itself, it will be signed soon. We expect it to be published in the coming days," Bohdan said.

At the same time, he noted that following consultations with the president, virtually all faction leaders had agreed with the possibility of dissolving the parliament and holding early elections.

"Today, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held consultations with the leadership of parliament and leaders of parliamentary factions on the dissolution of the parliament of the eighth convocation. In our opinion, the consultations were very constructive. Virtually all the leaders of parliamentary factions agreed with the possibility of such a dissolution. There were disputes regarding the constitutionality, legality, the possibility of challenging such a decree. However, if it is issued, all parties, all parliamentary factions declared their desire to participate in the elections," Bohdan said.

According to him, Zelensky's team believes that this is a very important step for the renewal of parliament and "the bringing into parliament of new progressive and young people who have a desire and opportunity to work for Ukraine and its future."

Zelensky met with the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada and the leaders of parliamentary factions and groups on Tuesday, May 21. The president announced the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada in his inaugural speech on May 20.

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