Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn has said that there will be no legal grounds to dissolve the Ukrainian parliament after the country's presidential election, UKRINFORM reported.

"I see no chance [of dissolving the parliament after the election]. There's no legal mechanism for this. The coalition formally exists, and it's unclear why the Verkhovna Rada could be dissolved," he said, while commenting on Regions Party leader Viktor Yanukovych's statement that the Rada could be disbanded if he is elected Ukraine's president.

Lytvyn also paid attention to the political aspect of this issue, particularly the absence of reviewed electoral legislation. In his opinion, before dissolving the parliament, it is necessary to clarify what electoral laws will be used to elect a new staff of parliament.

He also called on MPs to adopt a new law on elections on a majority basis and under open lists. Then, in his opinion, "the desire to hold elections will disappear."

Yanukovych said earlier that if he wins the second round of Ukraine's presidential election on February 7, early elections to the Verkhovna Rada could be held.

"I don't rule out an early election of the Ukrainian parliament in May this year if it will fail to work effectively," he said.

Political scientists agreed that early parliamentary elections were, in fact, unnecessary for the Regions Party that currently has the largest faction of 172 MPs in the Verkhovna Rada.


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