Constitutional Court gets motion on constitutionality of parliament's rules of procedure

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March 12, 2010, 11 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Kyiv, March 12 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The Constitutional Court on March 11 received a constitutional motion from 56 Ukrainian MPs regarding the constitutionality of the clauses of Article 61 of the Verkhovna Rada's rules of procedure approved by Ukrainian law No. 1861-VI of February 10, 2010 on the Verkhovna Rada's rules of procedure, in the wording of amendments to Ukrainian law No. 1952 of March 9, 2010 on the Verkhovna Rada's rules of procedure. The court's press service reported this on Friday.

According to the court's regulations, the constitutional motion was submitted for consideration by the court's secretariat.

As reported, on March 9, Ukraine's parliament approved amendments to Article 61 of the Ukrainian law on the Verkhovna Rada's rules of procedure. Under this law, a coalition of deputy factions can be formed not only by factions, but also by individual MPs.

Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn signed the law on the same day, while next day, it was signed by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. On March 11, the law came into force, and Lytvyn declared the creation of a new ruling coalition, called "Stability and Reform." The coalition includes the parliamentary factions of the Regions Party, the Communist Party, the Bloc of Lytvyn, and individual MPs.
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