11:32 05.10.2010

Lytvyn officially announces formation of majority in Rada

Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn has officially announced the formation of a parliamentary majority, dubbed "Stability and Reform."

At a morning meeting on Tuesday, the speaker said that the majority included 227 MPs.

On Monday, the factions of the Regions Party, the Communist Party of Ukraine and the Bloc of Lytvyn signed an agreement on the creation of the Stability and Reform parliamentary majority.

The creation of a parliamentary coalition was envisaged in the constitutional amendments of 2004, which have been canceled by a Constitutional Court ruling.

As reported, the Stability and Reform coalition, which included the mentioned factions and individual lawmakers, was formed in parliament on March 11, 2010. As of July 9, the coalition included 265 MPs out of the 450 in parliament.

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