Kravchuk supports national referendum on amending constitution

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May 18, 2012, 3:29 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine


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Ukraine's first president (1991-1994) and the head of the Constitutional Assembly, Leonid Kravchuk, has said he supports holding a nationwide referendum on amendments to the constitution. "This issue should be discussed, and we should find out what people think about it," he said at a press conference in Kyiv on Friday, May 18.

At the same time, Kravchuk stressed that the Constitutional Assembly had nothing to do with organizing such a referendum, which was the responsibility of the Verkhovna Rada.
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