Presidential decree on dissolution of Parliament challenged in Supreme Court

Presidential decree on dissolution of Parliament challenged in Supreme Court

The decree of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has been challenged in the Supreme Court.

“The civic movement "Common Cause" challenged Zelensky's illegal decree on dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada in the Supreme Court of Ukraine," Oleksandr Danyliuk, coordinator of the civic movement "Common Cause", posted on Facebook.

According to him, the elections should be held under the open list system and the candidates must submit declarations.

As reported, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada during his inauguration speech on May 20.

On Tuesday, May 21, Zelensky signed a decree on early termination of the Parliament’s powers. On Thursday, May 23, the decree came into force after its publication in the Uriadovyi Kuryer newspaper.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian lawmakers continue collecting signatures for examining the compliance of this decree with the Constitution of Ukraine.

At the same time, the Central Election Commission stated that no judicial decision would be able to stop the process of snap elections after the presidential decree on the dissolution of parliament had come into force.


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