16.03.2016. Action Plan to Overcome Government-parliamentary Crisis, Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation

On 14 March 2016 representatives of the Reanimation Package of Reforms published the “Action Plan to Overcome Government-parliamentary Crisis”, prepared by the experts of Reanimation Package of Reforms, Strategic Advisory Groups, and the International Renaissance Foundation.

According to the reforms experts, solving Ukraine’s crisis through early parliamentary elections is risky in many ways. First, there is no relevant electoral legislation that could ensure that suitable candidates enter the Parliament. Secondly, early parliamentary elections will most likely slow down the reforms in the country. There is also a risk of financial and economic recession, default, and inflation. Finally, Ukraine might lose its face on the international arena.

Prof. Dr. Yevhen Bystrytskyy, Executive Director of the International Renaissance Foundation said the experts suggested a scenario of the appointment of a technocratic government. “Under such a government, the Parliament along with the Cabinet of Ministers will get an opportunity to elaborate public reform policies,” says Bystrytskyy. “If this plan is adopted by the Parliament and the government, experts are ready to continue cooperation with the branches of power in order to assist in reforms implementation.

Read the proposal