Verkhovna Rada Committee recommends accepting Honcharuk's resignation

Verkhovna Rada Committee recommends accepting Honcharuk's resignation

The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Organization of State Power, Local Self-Government, Regional Development and Urban Development recommended accepting a letter of resignation of Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk.

The corresponding decision was approved by Committee members at a meeting on Wednesday morning, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

As reported, an extraordinary Parliament sitting, convened at the request of the President, will start on Wednesday at 16:00.

According to the sitting agenda, the membership of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine will be considered. Last night, it became known after the meeting of the Servant of the People party faction that Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk had submitted a letter of resignation to the Verkhovna Rada. According to MP Dubinsky, members of the Servant of the People party faction plan to accept it. Incumbent Vice Prime Minister, Minister for Community Development and Territories Denys Shmyhal is expected to be appointed to the position of the Prime Minister.

Honcharuk was appointed as the Prime Minister on August 29, 2019. Prior to that, he headed the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO).

On October 4, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada approved the Government's Action Plan proposed by Honcharuk. According to the Law of Ukraine “On the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine”, after the action plan is approved, the Parliament cannot consider the issue of Government's responsibility and dismiss it within 12 months. The dismissal is possible only if the Prime Minister writes a letter of resignation.


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