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Verkhovna Rada. 2005
Verkhovna Rada. 2005

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Верховна Рада України; English: "Supreme Council") is the official name of Ukraine's unicameral parliament. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 199 KB) Summary Description:Building of the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament, in Kiev Autor:Alexander Noskin Date:16-8-2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Kiev Verkhovna Rada ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 199 KB) Summary Description:Building of the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament, in Kiev Autor:Alexander Noskin Date:16-8-2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Kiev Verkhovna Rada ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ... The British Houses of Parliament, London, UK A parliament is a legislature, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system derived from that of the United Kingdom. ...


The national Verkhovna Rada should not be confused with the Crimean Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian: Верховна Рада Автономної Республіки Крим), the legislature of Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The Crimea (officially Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukrainian transliteration: Avtonomna Respublika Krym, Ukrainian: Автономна Республіка Крим, Russian: Автономная Республика Крым, pronounced cry-MEE-ah in English) is a peninsula and an Ukraine on the northern coast of the Black Sea. ...

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Name

Verkhovna Rada of Ukrainian SSR. 1938
Verkhovna Rada of Ukrainian SSR. 1938

The name as a whole originates from a Soviet political tradition where a vertical system of Soviets (councils, rady) existed. 1st session of the parliament of Ukrainian SSR. 1938 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... 1st session of the parliament of Ukrainian SSR. 1938 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Socialist republics/ Communist state Area  - Total  - % water Largest on the planet 22,402,200 km² Approx. ... A soviet (Russian: сове́т) originally was a workers local council in late Imperial Russia. ...


Verkhovna, an adjective of feminine gender, is a neologism of the second quarter of the 20th century. It was borrowed from Russian and means "supreme". However, few native speakers will now recognize its foreign origin. An adjective is a part of speech which modifies a noun, usually describing it or making its meaning more specific. ...


Rada, a noun of feminine gender, is an authentic Ukrainian word meaning "council", which has common root with Latin ratio. Since at least Middle Ages it signifies a group of individuals who gathered for the purpose of electing an official or enacting legislation. Rada is the term for council or assembly borrowed by Polish from Middle High German Rat (council) and later passed into Czech, Ukrainian, and Belarusian languages. ... A noun, or noun substantive, is a part of speech (a word or phrase) which can co-occur with (in)definite articles and attributive adjectives, and function as the head of a noun phrase. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...


History

Verkhovna Rada. 2004
Verkhovna Rada. 2004
Verkhovna Rada. 2005 Inauguration
Verkhovna Rada. 2005 Inauguration

The first convocation of the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (Ukrainian SSR) assembled for the first session in 1938. Download high resolution version (1144x856, 255 KB)Verkhovna Rada. ... Download high resolution version (1144x856, 255 KB)Verkhovna Rada. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 564 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Verkhovna Rada ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 564 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Verkhovna Rada ... A Convocation is a group of people formally assembled for a special purpose. ... State motto: Пролетарі всіх країн, єднайтеся! Official language None. ...


The Verkhovna Rada of Ukrainian SSR of the twelfth convocation proclaimed the state sovereignty of Ukraine on July 16, 1990, and declared Ukraine's independence and the creation of the Ukrainian State on August 24, 1991, at approximately 6pm local time. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the thirteenth convocation adopted the Constitution of Ukraine on June 28, 1996, at approximately 9am local time. June 28, 1996. ... (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


The parliament of the fourteenth convocation officially changed the numbering of the convocations proclaiming itself the Verkhovna Rada of the third convocation.


The Verkhovna Rada of the fourth (fifteenth) convocation amended the Constitution on December 8, 2004. December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Meeting place

Main article: Verkhovna Rada building
Verkhovna Rada. Facade
Verkhovna Rada. Facade

The parliament meets in a neo-classical building on Kyiv's Hrushevs'koho St., which adjoins a picturesque park and the rastrelliesque 18th century Mariyins'ky Palace (the ceremonial residence of the President). Verkhovna Rada. ... Verkhovna Rada. ... Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo-Classicism or Neo-classicism) is the name given to quite distinct movements in the visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture. ... A monument to St. ... Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700-71) was the most important baroque architect working in Russia. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Mariyinsky Palace President Yushchenko talks with President Madl. ...

Verkhovna Rada. Back
Verkhovna Rada. Back

Download high resolution version (1961x1169, 405 KB)Verkhovna Rada. ... Download high resolution version (1961x1169, 405 KB)Verkhovna Rada. ...

Mission and authority

The Verkhovna Rada is the sole body of legislative power in Ukraine. The parliament determines the principles of domestic and foreign policy, introduces amendments to the constitution, adopts laws, approves the state budget, designates elections of the President of Ukraine, impeaches the president, declares war and peace, gives consent to the appointment of the Prime Minister of Ukraine, appoints or approves appointment of certain officials, appoints one-third of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, elects judges for permanent terms, ratifies and denounces international treaties, and exercises certain control functions. Budget generally refers to a list of all planned expenses and revenues. ... The President of Ukraine (in Ukrainian, Президент України, Prezydent Ukrayiny) is the head of state and acts in its name. ... The Prime Minister of Ukraine is appointed by the President and ratified by the Verkhovna Rada (parliament). ... Constitutional Court The Constitutional Court of Ukraine (Ukrainian: ) is the only body of constitutional jurisdiction in Ukraine. ...


Composition

The Verkhovna Rada is a unicameral legislature with 450 deputies (Ukrainian singular: народний депутат, narodnyy deputat) elected on the basis of equal and direct universal suffrage through a secret ballot. Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ...


The deputies possess a full personal legal immunity during the term of office. On the one hand, this may help certain individuals avoid criminal responsibility; on the other hand, the immunity serves as a guarantee for the existence of political opposition. Immunity confers a status on a person or body that makes that person or body free from otherwise legal obligations such as, for example, liability for damages or punishment for criminal acts. ... for other uses please see Crime (disambiguation) A crime is an act that violates a political or moral law. ... Opposition may refer to a number of topics: astronomical opposition political opposition parliamentary opposition Opposition to a patent, see for instance Opposition procedure before the European Patent Office This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Speakers and vice-speakers

The parliament elects from among its ranks the Chairman (Speaker, Ukrainian: Голова Верховної Ради), the First Deputy Chairman, and the Deputy Chairman. The Chairman presides at parliamentary meetings, signs parliamentary acts, organises staff work, etc. The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (i. ...


Chairmen

English Name Ukrainian Name Date Elected Date Resigned Convocation No. Notes
Volodymyr Lytvyn Володимир Михайлович Литвин May 28, 2002 incumbent 4 (15)
Ivan Plyushch Іван Степанович Плющ February 1, 2000 May 14, 2002 3 (14)
Oleksandr Tkachenko Олександр Миколайович Ткаченко July 7, 1998 January 21, 2000 3 (14) Elected after a 2-month long "speakeriade".
Dismissed on ground of violating
parliamentary session regulations
Oleksandr Moroz Олександр Олександрович Мороз May 18, 1994 May 12, 1998 2 (13)
Ivan Plyushch Іван Степанович Плющ December 5, 1991 May 11, 1994 1 (12)
Leonid Kravchuk Леонід Макарович Кравчук July 23, 1990 December 5, 1991 1 (12) Resigned as a result of
election as President
Volodymyr Ivashko Володимир Антонович Івашко June 4, 1990 July 9, 1990 1 (12) Resigned as a result of
election to Politburo of CPSU

Volodymyr Lytvyn Volodymyr Mykhaylovych Lytvyn (Ukrainian: Володимир Михайлович Литвин) (b. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ivan Stepanovych Plyushch (Ukrainian: , born 1941) is a Ukrainian politician. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Oleksandr Moroz. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Ivan Stepanovych Plyushch (Ukrainian: , born 1941) is a Ukrainian politician. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Leonid Kravchuk in Kiev, August 1992 Leonid Makarovych Kravchuk (Ukrainian: Леонід Макарович Кравчук born 10 January 1934) is a Ukrainian politician. ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The President of Ukraine (in Ukrainian, Президент України, Prezydent Ukrayiny) is the head of state and acts in its name. ... Vladimir Antonovich Ivashko (Russian: , Ukrainian: ) (1932-1994) was briefly the acting General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the period from August 24, 1991 to August 29, 1991. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... Politburo is short for Political Bureau. ... The Communist Party of the Soviet Union ( Russian: Коммунисти́ческая Па́ртия Сове́тского Сою́за = КПСС) was the name used by the successors of the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party from 1952 to 1991, but the wording Communist Party was present in the partys name since 1918 when...

Elections

Dramatic political development of Ukraine has caused recurrent changes of the parliamentary electoral system. Each convocation of the Verkhovna Rada has been elected under a different set of laws (gradually evolving from the purely majoritarian scheme of the Soviet era to a purely proportional scheme, effective in 2006 under the transitional provisions of the constitutional amendments). The acting parliament was formed in 2002 according to a mixed majoritarian and proportional representation system. Under the election law of 2001 (as well as the previous electoral law of 1997), 225 of the Rada's seats were allocated on a proportional basis to those parties that gained 4% of the national vote in the parliamentary elections of 2002. The other 225 members were elected by popular vote in single-mandate constituencies. A Convocation is a group of people formally assembled for a special purpose. ... Soviet redirects here. ... Proportional representation (PR) is a (by necessity multi-winner) electoral system whose use tends to make elections result in groups of votes being represented in proportional fractions in some body of representatives, i. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 28, 1996. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ...


Elections results and seats controlled


Parliamentary election 2002: (31 March), percent of vote by party: March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining, as the final day of March. ...


Seats by faction: as of April 13, 2005 (may rapidly change) Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Андрійович Ющенко) (born 23 February 1954) is the President of Ukraine. ... Categories: Politics stubs | Communist parties | Ukrainian politics | Ukrainian political parties ... United Ukraine was an electoral coalition that contested the 2002 parliamentary election in Ukraine, getting 12% of the vote and 102 of the 450 seats. ... The Socialist Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Sotsialistychna Partiya Ukrainy) is a political party in Ukraine. ... Yuliya Tymoshenko. ... Politics of Ukraine Politics of Ukraine Political parties in Ukraine Elections in Ukraine: President: 2004 SDPU(o) party emblem Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (United) or SDPU(U)or SDPU(o) (Ukrainian: Sotsial-Demokratychna Partiya Ukrayiny [Obyednana], СОЦІАЛ-ДЕМОКРАТИЧНА ПАРТІЯ УКРАЇНИ (ОБЄДНАНА) or СДПУ(О)), is a Ukrainian political party. ... 13 April is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Note: minimal required number of seats is 14. Categories: Politics stubs | Communist parties | Ukrainian politics | Ukrainian political parties ... Ukrainian Party of Regions emblem The Party of Regions (Ukrainian: , Partiya rehioniv) is a Ukrainian political party created in March 2001. ... United Ukraine was an electoral coalition that contested the 2002 parliamentary election in Ukraine, getting 12% of the vote and 102 of the 450 seats. ... Politics of Ukraine Politics of Ukraine Political parties in Ukraine Elections in Ukraine: President: 2004 The Peoples Democratic Party of Ukraine (Narodne-Demokratyčna Partija Ukrajiny) is a political party in Ukraine. ... The Socialist Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Sotsialistychna Partiya Ukrainy) is a political party in Ukraine. ... Politics of Ukraine Politics of Ukraine Political parties in Ukraine Elections in Ukraine: President: 2004 SDPU(o) party emblem Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (United) or SDPU(U)or SDPU(o) (Ukrainian: Sotsial-Demokratychna Partiya Ukrayiny [Obyednana], СОЦІАЛ-ДЕМОКРАТИЧНА ПАРТІЯ УКРАЇНИ (ОБЄДНАНА) or СДПУ(О)), is a Ukrainian political party. ... United Ukraine was an electoral coalition that contested the 2002 parliamentary election in Ukraine, getting 12% of the vote and 102 of the 450 seats. ... The Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Ukraine (Partija Promislovciv i Pidpryjemciv Ukrajiny) is a political party in Ukraine. ...


1998 Ukrainian parliamentary election (29 March 1998), percent of vote by party: March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

Seats by party/faction (as of 25 February 2000): Categories: Politics stubs | Communist parties | Ukrainian politics | Ukrainian political parties ... The Socialist Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Sotsialistychna Partiya Ukrainy) is a political party in Ukraine. ... Politics of Ukraine Politics of Ukraine Political parties in Ukraine Elections in Ukraine: President: 2004 The Agrarian Party of Ukraine (Ahrarna Partiya Ukrayiny) is a political party in Ukraine. ... The Party of Greens of Ukraine (Partija Zelenykh Ukrainy, PUZ), a green party, was founded in the early 1990s. ... Politics of Ukraine Politics of Ukraine Political parties in Ukraine Elections in Ukraine: President: 2004 The Peoples Democratic Party of Ukraine (Narodne-Demokratyčna Partija Ukrajiny) is a political party in Ukraine. ... The Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Прогресивна соціалістична партія України) is a political party in Ukraine, created by Nataliya Vitrenko a flamboyant former member of Socialist Party of Ukraine in 1995. ... Politics of Ukraine Politics of Ukraine Political parties in Ukraine Elections in Ukraine: President: 2004 SDPU(o) party emblem Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (United) or SDPU(U)or SDPU(o) (Ukrainian: Sotsial-Demokratychna Partiya Ukrayiny [Obyednana], СОЦІАЛ-ДЕМОКРАТИЧНА ПАРТІЯ УКРАЇНИ (ОБЄДНАНА) or СДПУ(О)), is a Ukrainian political party. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

  • Communist Party of Ukraine 115
  • PRVU 36
  • "Fatherland" Party 35
  • Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (United) 34
  • People's Democratic Party 27
  • Trudova Ukrayina 27
  • Rukh (K) 27
  • Left-center 23
  • Green Party 18
  • Rukh (U) 17
  • Agrarian Party of Ukraine 15
  • Hromada 14
  • Reforms Congress 12
  • independent and unaffiliated 45
  • vacant 5

Categories: Politics stubs | Communist parties | Ukrainian politics | Ukrainian political parties ... Politics of Ukraine Politics of Ukraine Political parties in Ukraine Elections in Ukraine: President: 2004 The Agrarian Party of Ukraine (Ahrarna Partiya Ukrayiny) is a political party in Ukraine. ...

See also

June 28, 1996. ... Ukraine is a democracy under a semi-presidential system with separate legislative, executive, and judicial branches. ... Shortly after becoming independent in 1991, Ukraine named a parliamentary commission to prepare a new constitution, adopted a multi-party system, and adopted legislative guarantees of civil and political rights for national minorities. ... The Supreme Soviet (Russian: , Verhovniy Sovet, literally the Supreme Council) comprised the highest legislative body in the Soviet Union in the interim of the sessions of the Congress of Soviets, and the only one with the power to pass constitutional amendments. ...

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Verkhovna Rada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (672 words)
Verkhovna, an adjective of feminine gender, is a neologism of the second quarter of the 20th century.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukrainian SSR of the twelfth convocation proclaimed the state sovereignty of Ukraine on July 16, 1990, and declared Ukraine's independence and the creation of the Ukrainian State on August 24, 1991, at approximately 6pm local time.
The Verkhovna Rada of the fourth (fifteenth) convocation amended the Constitution on December 8, 2004.
Verkhovna Rada - definition of Verkhovna Rada in Encyclopedia (212 words)
Verkhovna Rada (Верховна Рада in Ukrainian) (literally "Supreme Council" or "Supreme Rada" in English) is the official name of Ukraine's parliament.
The modern Verkhovna Rada is the official successor of the Ukrainian SSR's republican legislature (which had the same name), which claimed Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
The Verkhovna Rada is a unicameral legislature with 450 deputies elected on the basis of equal and direct universal suffrage through a secret ballot.
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