President Zelensky dismisses Ukraine parliament after inauguration

President Zelensky dismisses Ukraine parliament after inauguration

Even before he disbanded parliament, also one of his campaign promises, the 41-year-old Zelensky upended other Ukrainian political traditions on inauguration day. Experts say that Lutsenko, who is involved in an ongoing effort by allies of President Donald Trump to accuse Ukraine of meddling in USA elections in favor of Trump's rivals, has been playing politics in both Ukraine and the U.S. "It wasn't us who started that war". He starred as a history teacher who was unexpectedly elected president in the comedy series "Servant of the People".

Opponents say the constitution gives parliament 30 days to form a new coalition and that the president can not dissolve it during that time.

Two of the three officials he has asked to leave, Defense Minister Stepan Polt orak and SBU chief Vasyl Grytsak, promptly handed in their resignations.

In a bid to deprive Zelenskiy of the opportunity to call an early election, a faction in the Rada announced its departure from the ruling coalition last week, technically collapsing Poroshenko's government.

Even setting a date for his inauguration took weeks of negotiations, with Zelensky exasperatedly calling lawmakers "petty crooks".

Critics had questioned whether Zelensky would be able to govern without a parliamentary majority.

In his speech in front of MPs, officials and foreign dignitaries, Zelenskiy said his election showed people were exhausted of an exploitative political class and told lawmakers who weren't ready to change things they should resign. "And for that, we need a parliament that functions".

Parliamentary rules prohibit it from being disbanded for 30 days after a coalition breaks up, a delay that would create another delay since it would mean the parliament would already be in the final six months of its a term, when it can not be dissolved.

Zelenskiy's supporters argued, however, that the motion was legally void because the coalition had long ceased to exist and that the Constitution, unlike the Rada regulations, does not contain such a rule.

"Our first task is a ceasefire in the Donbass", the newly inaugurated president said during a ceremony in the parliament hall in Kiev, referring to the country's eastern region.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday said Russian President Vladimir Putin has no plans to meet with Zelensky and would not be congratulating him on taking up the post.

"During my life, I have been trying to do everything so that Ukrainians could smile". "I am willing to hold a dialogue, but also convinced that the first step to open such a dialogue will be the return of all Ukrainian prisoners", he stressed.

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