The Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) has amended Article 61 of Ukraine's Law on the Regularities of the Verkhovna Rada giving go-ahead to the formation of a coalition with not only factions, but people's deputies too. A total of 235 MPs have voted in favor with 226 MPs required.

Thus, according to the amendments, a coalition is 'a union of deputy factions, people's deputies formed on the basis of election returns and common political grounds with a majority of people's deputies of the constitutional composition of the Verkhovna Rada'.

At the same time, a motion concerning the formation of a coalition with deputy factions is withdrawn from the Verkhovna Rada regulations. A coalition agreement on the creation of the parliamentary majority will be attached with a list of MPs who enter the coalition.

The terms for the formation of a coalition remain unchanged: within a month since the day of the first meeting of the newly elected Verkhovna Rada or within a month since the day of the breakup of a previous coalition.

The Verkhovna Rada believes that the Party of Regions, whose leader Viktor Yanukovych was elected Ukraine's President, intends to form a coalition with the Communist Party of Ukraine, the Bloc of Lytvyn and people's deputies, 'who agree to support the stance and principles of this coalition.


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