Skip to comments.UKRAINE: Constitution Day Celebrated Today
Posted on 06/28/2014 6:38:05 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
Constitution Day is celebrated in Ukraine today Constitution Day celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the first independent Ukraine constitution in 1996.
Ever since Constitution Day is a national holiday across the country.
Ukraine is a sovereign, secular nation with a comprehensive democratic system of constitution. The people are given the sole authority to decide on the major amendments that are carried out in the parliament, confirming Ukraine as an ideal democratic nation.
Ukrainian State Basic Law was adopted on the night of June 27-28 in 1996 at the 5 th session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Yushchenko initiated a constitutional reform, which resulted in the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on December 8, 2004 the Law of Ukraine on the Amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine that expanded the powers of the Ukrainian Parliament. However, on September 30, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine abolished the effect of this law and gave more power to president Yanukovych.
Constitutional reform was renewed in February 2014. According to it the powers of the Ukrainian Parliament will be extended.