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Ukraine’s Parliament Proposes to Dissolve

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The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, registered a draft resolution on voluntary dissolution and premature termination of powers on Wednesday, according to its official website.

KIEV, June 18 (RIA Novosti) – The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, registered a draft resolution on voluntary dissolution and premature termination of powers on Wednesday, according to its official website.

"In recognition of the need to renew the regime and responsibility to society, the Verkhovna Rada decides to: declare its dissolution – early termination of powers of the Verkhovna Rada of the seventh convocation; present the president of Ukraine with a proposal to make a decision on the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada of the seventh convocation; and call a snap election for the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, within the timeframe set by the constitution of Ukraine," the document says.

The draft on voluntary dissolution was proposed by non-party affiated parliamentarians Viktor Baloha and Ihor Rybakov. Leaders of Verkhovna Rada factions UDAR, Svoboda and unaffiliated member of parliament Oleh Liashko authored the resolution proposing the premature termination the parliament.

Earlier in the day, President Petro Poroshenko said he expects the parliament to vote to dissolve itself, adding that Ukrainians want early parliamentary elections. The leader referred to the latest polls indicating 80 percent of citizens are demanding a realignment of power, according to the UNIAN news agency.

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