BYT not to vote for prolonging term of parliament, president
Jan. 31, 2011, 5:19 p.m. | Politics
— by Interfax-Ukraine
The Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko faction will not take part in the vote to change the term of the president and the parliament.
The Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko faction will not take part in the vote to amend the Constitution of Ukraine so as to change the term of the president and the parliament.
"My position is that the amendments to the constitution should be done in line with the procedure envisaged by the constitution [itself]," Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Mykola Tomenko of the BYT said at a press conference on Monday.
"I don't know what the intention of the majority is, but as far as I know, the Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense [faction] doesn't intend to add to the number of people who voted [for the amendments to the constitution] at first reading. Meanwhile, the BYT doesn't intend to vote for the amendments to the constitution at all," he added.
"I still think that they have 300 votes, but no more than 320 votes," Tomenko said.
At least 300 votes are needed to pass amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine.