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UKRAINIAN LAWMAKERS QUESTION CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THIRD DECREE ON EARLY POLLS. The Constitutional Court on June 15 received a request from 55 lawmakers of the ruling coalition to examine the constitutionality of President Viktor Yushchenko's June 5 decree calling for early elections on September 30, Ukrainian news agencies reported. It was Yushchenko's third decree scheduling snap elections; the two previous decrees of April 2 and April 26 set pre-term polls for May 27 and June 24, respectively. Opponents of the third decree on early elections argue that Yushchenko issued it too early, without waiting for the formal dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada. Meanwhile, parliament speaker Oleksandr Moroz on June 18 reiterated his stance that the Verkhovna Rada remains legitimate "in all respects" until the Central Election Commission rules that there are no remaining candidates on the 2006 election lists of Our Ukraine and the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc to replace those deputies who gave up their parliamentary seats. Moroz predicted that parliament will end its current session by July 5, when an annual session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is scheduled to open in Kyiv. JM