Crimean parliament delegates its speaker Konstantynov to Constitutional Assembly
Simferopol, July 25 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Supreme Council of Crimea has proposed that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych make Crimean parliamentary speaker Volodymyr Konstantynov a member the Constitutional Assembly so that he can represent the autonomous republic.
A total of 77 of the 80 members of the Crimean parliament who took part in the voting at a special meeting of the Crimean parliament on Wednesday backed sending a relevant proposal to the president, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported.
As reported, Yanukovych signed a decree on the creation of the Constitutional Assembly on May 17, 2012. According to the document, the Constitutional Assembly is a special agency under the president of Ukraine.
The tasks of the Constitutional Assembly include drawing up bills of amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine, the organization of public and professional (involving international experts) discussions of the bills, as well as correction of the bills on the results of the discussions. After that, the assembly has to submit the final version of amendments to the constitution to the president of Ukraine, and he submits it to the parliament.
The Constitutional Assembly is made up of 94 people. There are no opposition representatives in it as of yet. Among the members of the assembly are scientists, legal experts, judges of the Constitutional Court, and Head of the Central Election Commission Volodymyr Shapoval.
First Ukrainian President (1991-1994) Leonid Kravchuk was appointed the chairman of the assembly.
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