Despite sociological indicators, in Party of Regions don't refuse idea of elections of the head of state in parliament.
Officially the leader of PR Victor Yanukovych acts against, saying that "our Constitution provides national elections, it is possible to change it only theoretically, and practically I don't see options". At the same time the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Vladimir Litvin openly declares that he knows of plans for modification of the Constitution of Ukraine regarding a way of election of the president - replacement of national election of the head of state by election in parliament. To carry out these changes, the speaker claims, is planned "till July of this year finally to accept them in September".
It is known that acceptance of changes in the basic law requires 300 voices which fractions of Party of Regions and BYuT have. According to available information, on Saturday Victor Yanukovych's meeting, the first vice-the speaker Alexander Lavrinovich, the prime minister - the minister Yulia Timoshenko and the member of the Supreme council of justice Victor Medvedchuk on which the plans published by the speaker were discussed took place. The source claims that mister Litvin was invited to this meeting also, but he refused participation. The meeting allegedly lasted six hours, and on it results of the closed sotsissledovaniye, testifying that the leader of PR, having left in the second round of presidential election were shown, loses as a result both to Yulia Timoshenko, and Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
It should be noted that the idea of elections of the president in the Verkhovna Rada isn't new. "We took the similar initiative last year, but then nobody supported it, and now, as far as I know, officially anybody doesn't conduct any negotiations", - the deputy - "regional" Vasily Hara told. However that time negotiations broke from - that to BYuT refused to go to conditions of PR and to make amendments to the Constitution, changing procedure of presidential elections. Now, probably, the situation changed, and Yulia Timoshenko's supporters are ready to agree with the demands made earlier. "As the majority of the population supports national election of the president, it will be really very difficult to explain why this procedure changes", - the chairman of committee Top argues