Political System in Ukraine

   The highest legislative body in Ukraine is the Verkhovna Rada. There are 450 people’s deputies who are elected on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot. The deputies of the Verkhovna Rada are elected for 5 years.
   The President of Ukraine is the head of the state and speaks on behalf of it. He is elected directly by the voters for a term of five years with no more then two full terms.
   The highest body of the executive power is the Cabinet of Ministers. It is responsible to the President and is accountable to the Verkhovna Rada. The Cabinet of Ministers carries out domestic and foreign policy of the State, the fulfillment of the Constitution, as well as the acts of the President, develops and fulfils national programs on the economic, scientific, technological and cultural development of Ukraine.

New words:
Legislative – законодавчий;
suffrage – виборче право;
ballot – голосування;
executive – виконавчий;
accountable – підзвітний.

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