Reform #1: The Sun (law) revolves around the Earth (Yanukovych).
In 2008, the Constitutional Court ruled that coalitions can only be formed by parliamentary factions, not by party-shopping MPs. In 2010, Yanukovych ruled the opposite way around.
His henchmen amended rules of order in breach of the Constitution and his oath of office.
MP Serhiy Holovaty (PRU), a former justice minister, ranks among veteran party-shoppers and is currently serving his sixth parliamentary term.
Elected to his first term in March 1990, he left the CPSU and won his second term as an independent in March 1994. He then party-shopped his way from Vpered Ukrayina in 1998 to BYuT in 2002 to NUNS in 2006 to the Party of Regions in 2007.
Without further ado, let him explain the legal situation.
MP Serhiy Holovaty: When starting to research the subject of the rule of law, I posed this question: Could one presume that the Constitution, too, has to be subject to the principles of the rule of law? And having conducted this research based on...uh...sources from Western doctrines of law, based on sources from Western enforcement of law and judicial practice and the European Court, including the Human Rights one, I cert...came to the conclusion, and made a case in my study, that the Constitution itself is no apotheosis. [makes gestures] It is subject to the principle of the rule of law.
And the rule of law answers to the rule of the jungle, right?
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