Zelenskiy officially declared president by CEC: new challenges

Volodymyr Zelenskiy officially declared president by Election Commission. And actually from this moment, he becomes President elect – newly-elected president.

Formally, it is only now that foreign leaders should have started to congratulate him (but who cares about the protocol and legal formalities when there is political expediency?).

Although there is no need to undermine the authority of the presidency institution with interference or disputes with Petro Poroshenko, from this moment, Volodymyr Zelenskiy has reason to invite Petro Poroshenko to form a transitional team. And Petro Poroshenko should agree to this in order not to undermine the authority of the presidency institution and to secure continuity in the defense and foreign policy.

We do not have formal procedures for this. But it seems logical that Volodymyr Zelenskiy should define the circle of people responsible for certain areas of work who must obtain all the necessary permissions and start working with state authorities and receive from them information about the situation, about the planned activities with the participation of the president, about pending or most urgent issues.

From this moment, the planning of the inauguration should also begin. According to the law, it is held not later than on May 30. The preparation for the inauguration should include the decision on the inauguration date made by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in consultations with the newly-elected president.

Besides, the team of the newly-elected president, in cooperation with the structural units of the Presidential Administration and the relevant state authorities, must begin to plan the inauguration ceremony and accompanying events.

Everything that will be done from this moment until the swearing in of the newly-elected president will be no less important proof of our ability to transfer power in a peaceful, civilized way than the election itself.


Source: Bohdan Yaremenko FB


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