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(Feb 02, 2008) On January 10, 2007, the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) adopted a new version of the Law on Government, agreed upon by all the political parties that are members of the governing coalition. The new Law is a compromise between the legislature and the President of Ukraine, and expands the statutory power of the President to influence the formation of the government, bringing this process into conformity with the Ukrainian Constitution. The Law preserves the right of the President to nominate the candidate for the office of Prime Minister, leaving the final power of approval to the Parliament. The appointment and dismissal of the leading Cabinet members, such as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Defense, can be done on the president's initiative alone, according to the new Law. (Coalition Agreed on the New Version of the Government Act [in Russian], 5TH CHANNEL, Jan. 10, 2008.)

Author: Peter Roudik More by this author
Topic: Government More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Ukraine More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 02/02/2008