Yanukovych instructed to prepare amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych instructed the government to prepare and submit to the Verkhovna Rada a bill to amend the Constitution, reports "Interfax" on Friday, April 30, with reference to the press service of the Ukrainian president.President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych instructed the government to prepare and submit to the Verkhovna Rada a bill to amend the Constitution, reports "Interfax" on Friday, April 30, with reference to the press service of the Ukrainian president.

corresponding order, according to the press service, Yanukovych is given "pursuant to the agreements reached on April 27 during a working visit to Strasbourg."At the same time the press service of the Ukrainian president did not specify what changes you plan to make to the Constitution.

In turn, Minister of Justice of Ukraine Oleksandr Lavrynovych, who was a member of the delegation in Strasbourg, told "Interfax" that the representatives of the Venice Commission recommended that the Ukrainian side to take into account

their wishes in relation to changes to the constitution in late 2004.

As of early Saturday morning, May 1, information on the preparation of the draft law on amendments to the constitution on the official website of the Ukrainian president was absent.At the same time, "Interfax" specifies that the message of this instruction Yanukovych still appeared on the website of the president on the afternoon of Friday, April 30, but was soon removed from there.

constitutional reform carried out in Ukraine in 2004, has transformed the country from a presidential-parliamentary to parliamentary-presidential republic.Under the same reforms provided for the introduction of the principle of election of deputies to the parliament and local councils on a pro rata basis.

In 2009, Viktor Yushchenko, who was then president, presented the new project of constitutional reform, providing for, inter alia, the creation of a bicameral parliament, change the administrative-territorial structure of Ukraine, as well as the reform of the judicial and law enforcement systems.The project of this reform was generally endorsed by the Venice Commission, but put it into practice Yushchenko did not, losing the presidential election in Ukraine, which took place in early 2010.