The Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatseniuk, insists on his adherence to the Standing Orders of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, whilst putting matters to the vote during the consideration of the appointment of the Prime of Ukraine on 11 December.

 

'All voting, including the very action of putting to vote, that took place, were in strict conformance with the Standing Orders procedures, stressed A. Yatseniuk, speaking at the morning Plenary Meeting of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, on Thursday 13 December.

 

'Clause 48, Part Four, of the Standing Orders of The Verkhovna Rada is paramount. In the event that any circumstances should arise during the voting procedure, providing direct or indirect evidence of a technical failure in the voting, the Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada is obliged, not just entitled, to bring up the matter once again. I stress this through a procedure of consideration of Repeated Voting, ' he said.

 

'If you read the verbatim record of The Verkhovna Rada carefully, you will find clearly spelt out words from the Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada: Please: 'Let us return to the consideration of the incident, and let us consider this matter once again'. I was not speaking about the Appointment, but about the Repeated Voting', said A. Yatseniuk.

 

'This is nothing like abuse of discretion by the Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada, this is a strictly collective decision taken by 226 votes. Thus, I have carried out my constitutional obligation to secure the right of the People's Deputy of Ukraine to vote', he stated. The Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine referred to statistical data, according to which The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has implemented this procedure at 184 events.

 

In view of the above, A. Yatseniuk appealed to the People's Deputies of Ukraine to refrain from any further speculation as to the far-fetched 'abuse of his right by the Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada.´

 

Speaking of the incident with his voting card, A.Yatseniuk referred to the depriving of the Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada of his right to vote within the four walls of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine as 'an appalling fact'.

 

A. Yatseniuk stressed, that through all his actions he would adhere to the Standing Orders of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. He said, that once the Committee for Standing Orders, Deputy's Ethics and Provision of Activities within The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has been set up, the information relating to the accident will be submitted to the relevant department. 'The Standing Orders Committee will take a collective decision on this matter and forward the evidence to the law-enforcement agencies,' said Yatseniuk.

 

 ‘We are not speaking of Yatseniuk. We are speaking today of the authority of a vital division of Ukrainian supremacy, of its legislative branch. What kind of example are we setting to forty seven million Ukrainians? We are demonstrating to them the way in which Deputies deprive one another of the right to vote?' the Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine remonstrated.

 

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