Ukraine

Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
399
(2022)
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
No information available
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
No information available
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
No information available
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
No information available
Dates of the previous legislature
No information available

Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State
Yes

Sources:

Article 94 of the Constitution of Ukraine

Article 135 of the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
10
(2022)
Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination
Other

Notes: If the President of Ukraine does not return a law to the parliament to be re-considered within 15 days of having received it and has not signed it -- the subject of its signing and promulgation is absent, and therefore, the law does not enter into force.

Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Other

Notes:

Depending on the circumstance, it can be the Verkhovna Rada or the President.

If a law is vetoed and sent back to the parliament by the President for re-consideration and is again adopted by the Verkhovna Rada by at least a two-thirds vote, the President is obliged to sign it and officially promulgate it within ten days. If the President does not sign within ten days, the law is immediately and officially promulgated by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Article 94 of the Constitution of Ukraine).

If the President of Ukraine does not return a law to the parliament to be re-considered within 15 days of having received it and has not been signed, the subject of its signing and promulgation is absent, and therefore, the law does not enter into force.

Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation

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Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No