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Constitutional Court to issue ruling on 2004 political reform on Friday

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Sept. 30, 2010, 3:45 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine will issue ruling on Friday, October 1 on the so-called 2004 political reform.
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The Constitutional Court of Ukraine will issue ruling on Friday, October 1, on the case of a constitutional motion from 252 lawmakers regarding the constitutionality of the law of December 8, 2004 amending the Constitution of Ukraine (the so-called political reform of 2004). The ruling will be issued on Friday at 10:00, the press service of the Constitutional Court reported.

Earlier, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine started to consider the case on the political reform in 2004 under a motion from 252 coalition lawmakers regarding the constitutionality of this reform.

On December 8, 2004, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, adopted the law amending the Constitution of Ukraine, which envisages a switch from a presidential-parliamentary to parliamentary-presidential form of government, the government's formation by a coalition of parliamentary factions, and the extension of parliamentary powers to five years.

The current Constitution of Ukraine was adopted on June 28, 1996. The law on amendments to the main law came into force in 2006.
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