Representatives of the diplomatic missions of the European Union and the United States to Ukraine have discussed with Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine (CEC) Volodymyr Shapoval issues related to repeat elections of people's deputies in five constituencies where conflicts occurred during the 2012 parliamentary elections, as well as the court ruling to deprive two people's deputies of their seats in the Ukrainian parliament.
Strasbourg – The European Parliament (EP) has expressed regret at the fact that, according to international observers' evaluations, the 2012 parliamentary elections in Ukraine failed to meet major international standards "and constitute a step backwards compared with the national elections in 2010."
The Verkhovna Rada of the seventh convocation, Ukraine's parliament, has held its first formal sitting.
The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has stated that it finds the report of PACE on the parliamentary elections in Ukraine balanced.
Representatives of the Party of Regions of Ukraine, members of a working group preparing for the first session of the newly elected parliament have suggested that the new parliament should have 28 committees.
Ukrainian judges demonstrated professionalism in the recent parliamentary elections in Ukraine and acted with restraint and within their powers, despite pressure from political parties, Head of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Anatoliy Holovin has said.
Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn has said that the situation related to the determination of the results of the parliamentary elections had a negative impact on Ukraine's image.
Kyiv Economic Court has closed a case on the lawsuit of the Ukraine-Forward! Party led by Natalia Korolevska against the Democratic Initiatives Foundation and Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS).
Two out of the six heads of Ukrainian coalmining enterprises in the largest vertically integrated energy holding in Ukraine, DTEK, which is a part of businessman Rinat Akhmetov's SCM, have entered Verkhovna Rada as MPs for single-member constituencies.
Leader of the Party of Regions faction Oleksandr Yefremov has said that 223 members of the Verkhovna Rada of the 7th convocation have already expressed their desire to work in his party's fraction.
The first meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of the seventh convocation will be held on Wednesday, December 12.
Ukrainian Emergencies Minister Viktor Baloha has submitted his resignation as emergencies minister due to being elected an MP.
The Central Election Commission (CEC) has registered 76 more MPs.
Seventeen percent of voters would have voted against everybody at the parliamentary elections on October 28, if such option had been in the election ballots, according to the results of a public opinion poll of Ukrainian citizens conducted by Research & Branding Group Company.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has dismissed Hanna Herman from the post of his adviser and head of the presidential administration's department for humanitarian, social and political issues and Stanislav Skubashevsky from the post of her deputy head in connection with their election as people's deputies of Ukraine.
ST PETERSBURG - Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn doubts that he will remain the chairman of the Ukrainian parliament of the new convocation.
Over 50% of Ukrainians are sure that the opposition parties that won seats in parliament will not dare to nullify their elections lists, according to the public research conducted by Research & Branding Group.
The UDAR Party is not to announce what parliamentary committees its members would like to chair until the issue on personal voting of MPs is settled, although the party's leader, Vitali Klitschko, has said he would like to work in the parliamentary committee on state building and local government.
The Central Election Commission (CEC) has registered 65 more people's deputies on the results of the parliamentary elections in Ukraine that were held on Oct. 28, 2012.