Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn believes that the concentration of power in the hands of one political party is a positive factor, he said in an interview with the Stolichnye Novosti newspaper.
"There is a definite positive. For there was always a process of concentration of power in difficult moments when it was necessary to make quick decisions and take responsibility," the speaker said.
Lytvyn earlier said he was not a supporter of the adoption of a parliamentary opposition law.
According to him, the opposition has all the conditions for the activity: the ability to shape the agenda on Wednesdays, to hear the information of members of the Cabinet of Ministers on Fridays, to participate in the inter-parliamentary structures.
In addition, the parliamentary opposition bill adopted in the first reading on January 12, 2007, also authored by Yulia Tymoshenko, was based on the Constitution as amended in 2004. Obviously, it now requires serious adjustments, the speaker added. UKRINFORM