Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn has insisted that the Verkhovna Rada approve a presidential election date next plenary week on June 23-26, Ukrinform reported.

"Next plenary week, the parliament must ... pass a resolution on a presidential election date," he said.

Lytvyn also proposed decreasing the election campaign from 120 to 90 days.

As UKRINFORM reported, the parliament earlier planned to consider bills on setting a presidential election date during its plenary week on June 16-19.However, on June 10, it was decided that on June 15-19, MPs would work in constituencies with voters, committees and factions.

Three bills on a presidential election date have currently been registered in parliament. Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko MP Andriy Shevchenko proposed that presidential elections be held on December 27, 2009.

Our Ukraine - People's Self-Defense Bloc MP Hennadiy Moskal submitted a bill setting presidential elections for November 22, 2009.

Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn proposed scheduling presidential polls for January 17, 2010. President Viktor Yushchenko earlier insisted on this date.

The parliament decided to call presidential polls for October 25, 2009, but the Constitutional Court described this decision as unconstitutional.


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