New Ukrainian president will be elected for 5-year term – Constitutional Court
The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has ruled that the country's president to be elected during the early election on May 25 will serve a full five-year term in office.
"The president is being elected for a five-year term, whether the election is early or scheduled," according to the court resolution published on Friday.
In late April 101 parliamentarians, including the UDAR Party faction leader, Vitali Klitschko, asked the Constitutional Court to give a formal interpretation of part one and part five in Article 103 of the Ukrainian Constitution in systemic relation to Clause 16 Section XV "Transition provisions" of the Fundamental Law, i.e. whether the provision envisaging a presidential election in March 2015 will be valid.