Ukraine President dissolves Parliament

Ukraine President dissolves Parliament


The new Ukraine President on Tuesday formally ordered the country's Parliament to dissolve and called for an early election for July, hoping to ride the wave of his electoral success to get his supporters into Parliament.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old TV comedian who won 73 per cent of the presidential vote last month, announced his intention of disbanding Parliament in his inaugural speech on Monday, saying that current lawmakers were too focused on self-enrichment and lacked public trust.

He quickly fulfilled the promise in Tuesday's decree, which set a parliamentary election for July 21.Zelenskiy's landslide victory reflected Ukrainians' exasperation with the country's economic woes, rampant official corruption and the country's political elite.