Friday, October 05, 2007

October 5 President now, arguably, has the Constitutional authority to dismiss Ukraine's Parliament

Friday October 5, According to Article 90 of Ukraine's constitution the president of Ukraine today has the constitutional authority to dismiss Ukraine democratically elected parliament.

30 days following the date of the Autumn session of parliament which was scheduled for September 4.

It is argued that as a result of the resignation of over 150 parliamentary opposition members the parliamentary session held on September 4 was Constitutionally inquorate. Therefor October 5 is the first date in which the president can constitutionally dismiss Ukraine's parliament.

The resignation of opposition members of Parliament has set a precedent in which any opposition can force a democratically elected to fresh elections at will.

Ukraine can expect to hold fresh elections to be held simultaneously with Ukraine's presidential elections due in 2009 if not earlier.