Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman has announced the release of the parliamentary faction «Batkivshchyna» parliamentary coalition.
About this the speaker of Parliament announced at the evening plenary session on Thursday 18 February.
Groisman also said that he has the unanimous decision of the meeting of the Association «Batkivschyna» about leaving the coalition.
According to the speaker, it had received on this occasion a letter from the leader of the faction of Yulia Tymoshenko, the minutes of the meeting of the faction and the appropriate statement, signed by all members of the faction «Batkivshchyna» – about the withdrawal of signatures for participation in the coalition in the amount of 18 deputies.
When Tymoshenko in the session hall tried to argue that they have 19 members of the faction, including those held in jail in Russia, the MP Hope Savchenko. However, Hroisman noted that he had received a document with 18 signatures.
After the release of the faction «Batkivshchyna» (if to consider Savchenko as claimed Tymoshenko), members of the parliamentary coalition «European Ukraine» the factions remained 243 MPs with the required minimum of 226 members to form a majority in Parliament.
Fraction «Samopomich» will hand over in the office of the Verkhovna Rada declarations of their representatives about the withdrawal of signatures under the coalition agreement.
On Thursday, February 18, the head of fraction of party «Samopomich»Oleg Berezyuk, reports «UKRINFORM».
«We already wrote (the application for revocation signatures), waiting for colleagues bring their statements, and now I’ll deliver them to the administration of the Verkhovna Rada», — said Berezyuk.
Note that the head of the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» Yuriy Lutsenko stated the actual collapse of the coalition, which formalized the statement of the faction «Samopomich» to withdraw from the parliamentary majority. However, according to Lutsenko, formally in the coalition deputies as much as it was until now, because «a coalition is formed by the personal signatures of people’s deputies under the coalition agreement». «As far as I know, no one member of its (signed) has not yet been recalled. Even after the statement of the Radical party about the coalition… no Lyashko, nor its associates signature was not revoked,» — said Lutsenko.
We will remind, according to the Basic law, the activities of the coalition in the Verkhovna Rada will be deemed terminated after the deputies of all factions, announced the withdrawal from the coalition of the Radical party and «Batkivschyna» and «Samopomich» will withdraw their signatures under the coalition agreement. After that, according to article 83 of the Constitution, the new coalition in the Verkhovna Rada must be formed within one month from the date of termination of the old coalition.
According to article 90 of the Constitution, if within one month the Verkhovna Rada have not formed a coalition, the President has the right but not the obligation, to early terminate the powers of the Ukrainian Parliament. Such a decision may only be taken after consultation with the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, his deputies and the chairmen of the factions. After that the head of state, in accordance with article 77 of the Basic law, within 60 days, appoint extraordinary elections to the Parliament.
At the same time, if the faction of the Radical party, which had previously voiced his intentions to return to a parliamentary coalition and now counts 21 members, join an existing coalition, its total number in the «Block Poroshenko», «Popular front» and the Radical party reaches 238 people’s deputies. It is sufficient for the authority of the coalition of Deputy factions.
27 November 2014 created five factions in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine VIII convocation adopted a decision on creation of the parliamentary coalition. In the parliamentary majority included the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko», «Popular front», Association «Samopomich», the Radical party of Oleh Lyashko and «Batkivshchyna».
In September 2015 the coalition of the left faction of the Radical party.
17 February 2016 about the coalition stated «the Fatherland».
In the «Block of Petro Poroshenko» has declared that will not withdraw their signatures from the coalition agreement, however stated the actual collapse of the coalition. The leader of the faction Yuriy Lutsenko said that the faction of the Radical party may again become a full member of the coalition, Recalling that his signature under the coalition agreement Lyashko is still not recalled, and noted that there are no conditions.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said about the negotiations with the different political forces in Parliament, including deputies from the Radical party, for the purpose of reformatting of the government and update the coalition agreement.
According to article 83 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the coalition of Deputy factions in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine shall consist of a majority of people’s deputies of Ukraine from constitutional composition, that is 226 or more.
Groysman has announced the release of «Batkivshchyna» from the coalition. «Samopomich» also picks up their signatures 18.02.2016