Before the first meeting of the Rada of the IX convocation, people's deputies from "Servants of the People" laid flowers at the Wall of Remembrance of the Fallen for Ukraine on Mikhailovskaya Square. After that, they walked to parliament through Institutskaya Street and the Alley of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred.
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The first meeting of the newly elected Parliament of IX convocation was opened by the speaker of the previous convocation Andriy Parubiy with a minute of silence in honor of the memory of the fallen defenders of Ukraine. After that, the anthem of Ukraine traditionally sounded in the session hall.
The first meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of the IX convocation began: an online video broadcast
After the grand opening of the Rada, deputies take the oath, the text of which is:
I swear allegiance to Ukraine. I undertake by all my actions to protect the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, to take care of the good of the Fatherland and the welfare of the Ukrainian people. I swear to observe the Constitution of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine, to fulfill my duties in the interests of all compatriots.
The oath of office by the newly elected People’s Deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the IX convocation: video
In addition to the newly elected people's deputies, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, ministers, foreign diplomats and guests are present in the parliament.
People's Deputies at the first meeting of the Rada of the IX convocation / Photo 24 of the channel, Rostislav Labensky
When the text of the oath will be signed by all people's deputies, the Verkhovna Rada of the IX convocation will become plenipotentiary. And then, the current Cabinet of Ministers, headed by Prime Minister Groisman, will resign before the new parliament.
In front of the new parliament, the current Cabinet of Ministers headed by Prime Minister Groisman resigned.
Speech by Vladimir Groysman: video
After that, the plenary session of the Rada began. The chairman of the preparatory deputy group and the leader of the "Servant of the People" Dmitry Razumkov voiced the leadership of all factions that will form the new parliament
The list of faction leaders:
"Servant of the people" – chairman David Arahamia, 254 people's deputies; "Opposition platform – For life" – co-chairs Yuriy Boyko and Vadim Rabinovich, 44 people's deputies; "European Solidarity" – co-chairs Arthur Gerasimov and Irina Gerashchenko, 27 people's deputies; "Fatherland" – chairman Yulia Tymoshenko, 25 people's deputies; "Voice" – the head Sergey Rakhmanin, 17 people's deputies; deputy group "For the Future" – co-chairs Viktor Bondar and Taras Batenko.
During the first meeting, deputies will also elect the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, his deputies, the Prime Minister of Ukraine and will form the Cabinet of Ministers. Voting for approximately 100 laws is also planned.
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What parties went to the Verkhovna Rada? 1. "Servant of the people" won 43.16% of the vote;
2. "Opposition platform – For life" – 13.05%;
3. "European Solidarity" – 8.18%
4. VO "Fatherland" – 8.10%
5. “Voice” – 5.82%.
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