To form a coalition in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, it is not enough to have the signatures of 226 MPs confirming their readiness to join such a coalition - a relevant decision from their factions is also required, according to Ukrainian Justice Minister Mykola Onischuk.
"The law on the parliament's regulations does demand both a decision by the factions and 226 signatures. However, if it is signed by the president and goes into force, the newly adopted law [on the parliament's regulations] will have no retroactive effect, which means it will be in effect for those who create a new coalition (in the next parliament)," he told journalists in Kyiv on Thursday.
As reported, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a law on its regulations on Feb. 10.
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