Yatseniuk proposes that parliament establish National Constitutional Assembly

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Jan. 24, 2011, 1:01 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Leader the Front for Change Party MP Arseniy Yatseniuk of the Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense faction has registered in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, a draft resolution on the establishment of a National Constitutional Assembly. The text of the document has yet to be postesd on the Web site of the Ukrainian parliament.

As reported, on January 13, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said that a Constitutional Assembly would be established soon, which would improve certain provisions of the fundamental law.

"We will soon start working on a model for a constitutional assembly, which will be an effective consultative mechanism that will reconcile the positions of experts on constitutional law, political analysts, politicians and the public. Together we will go all the way from a discussion about reforming the political system to [creating] specific provisions of the updated fundamental law," the president said.

Regions Party faction member Volodymyr Oliynyk said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine that the Constitutional Assembly will be made up of constitutional lawyers, reputable public figures and politicians, and its composition will be approved by the spring.
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