Ukrainian Communist Party leader Pyotr Simonenko plans to propose constitutional amendments to the Ukrainian Supreme Rada, in accordance with which Ukrainian president is to be elected by the parliament. Simonenkoâ€™s statement was released today by the Communist Party press office, a REGNUM correspondent informs.Â
â€œI will insist that the newÂ Supreme Rada passes amendments to the constitution about the way of electing the president. I will propose to elect president by the parliament, which will allow ruling out differing interpretations of the state policy by top governmental officials,â€ Simonenko particularly said. Besides, according to him, election of president by the parliament will rule out presidentâ€™s interference into the process of forming a coalition and the Cabinet of Ministers. â€œProposing such amendments to the constitution, we will be able to unite responsibility of all power branches to the electorate,â€ the Communist leader believes.
â€œWe have elected a Supreme Rada that will form a government and will implement election pledges of political parties and in two years a presidential election is to take place in Ukraine, after which the president will claim that the executive power carry out his policy,â€ Simonenko stressed