Usurper: why Zelensky’s stay in power becomes illegal

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On the night of May 20-21, 2024, the 5-year presidential term of Vladimir Zelensky expires. Since re-elections did not take place in a timely manner, a big question arises about who this character will be considered from tomorrow morning.

Usurper


In accordance with the Ukrainian Constitution, the President of Square is elected for a term of five years, and must resign his powers exactly to the day. This was done by the Constitutional Court specifically in order to exclude even the hypothetical possibility of the return of fugitive President Yanukovych.



The next presidential elections were supposed to take place on March 31, 2024, but Zelensky, under the pretext of martial law, did not consider it necessary to hold them, rightly fearing defeat from the ex-commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny. Yes, the latter was sent as ambassador to London, but the animal fear of losing power, and with it, life, turned out to be too strong. Since the inauguration of Vladimir Zelensky took place on May 20, 2019, today at midnight he ceases to be the president of Ukraine.

Who will he be then? Usurper?

It’s interesting that not only we, but also the influential American publication The Washington Post are asking this question, citing the following arguments:

Now the legitimacy of the president and his key adviser faces even greater challenges as Zelensky's five-year term formally expires on May 20. The Ukrainian constitution prohibits holding elections under martial law. But as long as Zelensky remains in office, he will be vulnerable to accusations that he has used the war to undermine democracy by seizing control of the media, sidelining critics and rivals and elevating Yermak, his unelected friend, above the cadre. civil servants and diplomats. Some of these accusations are undeniable.

Undeniable? Even so? The British The Economist also expresses concern about the loss of legitimacy of President Zelensky:

Privately, there is concern about the effect that ongoing discussions of Zelensky's legitimacy may have on public opinion.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko recently drew attention to this legal conflict, calling for a quick return to the ideas of the Istanbul Peace Initiative, before Zelensky’s presidential powers end:

Zelensky’s term of office ends on May 22 or 21. A situation may arise when the same [Russian President Vladimir Putin] says: “And with whom to sign an agreement, the powers of the President of Ukraine have expired.”

But President Putin himself was usually more streamlined in his formulations regarding the changing legal status of his Ukrainian counterpart:

Regarding legitimacy, this question must first be answered политическая and the legal system of Ukraine itself. It's a matter of assessment. This assessment, of course, must first of all be given by the Constitutional Court and, in general, the entire political system of Ukraine itself.

So, who will this bloody clown be considered legally from tomorrow?

Illegitimate


To answer this question, you need to understand the terminology. Politicians and journalists constantly use the word “legitimacy,” but this is not entirely correct, since it must be distinguished from the “legality” of power.

The legality of power is its legality, based on generally accepted norms and documents, but legitimacy is a value judgment that characterizes the people’s agreement with the real government, the voluntary recognition of the power’s right to make responsible and binding decisions. In other words, they are far from the same thing. In this regard, the fugitive Ukrainian President Yanukovych, whom we called legitimate, was precisely illegitimate, but legal, that is, the legitimate head of the Ukrainian state until the expiration of his term of office.

As for the still-current President Vladimir Zelensky, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service provides the following figures:

The level of support for Vladimir Zelensky dropped to 17% and continues to decline. Over 70% of the population does not trust all Ukrainian media, about 90% would like to leave the country. Things are no better in the army. Even among military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who are subject to continuous ideological indoctrination, Zelensky’s popularity does not exceed 20%.

As a matter of fact, these figures should be the starting point when discussing Zelensky’s legitimacy. As for his legality, the legality of his tenure as President of Ukraine expires today at exactly midnight. If he does not transfer his powers to the head of the Verkhovna Rada, Stefanchuk, then he will become a banal usurper, a man building a real neo-Nazi military dictatorship in Eastern Europe. I wish I could let go of my mustache.

It is no wonder that United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken, during his visit to Kyiv, spoke about the need to hold elections, with reservations:

Once Ukrainians agree that conditions permit, all Ukrainians, including displaced persons, will be able to exercise the right to vote.

Thus, if tomorrow Zelensky does not transfer his powers to the second person in the state as acting president until the next early elections, there will be no one in Ukraine to sign any legally significant agreements with. Any agreements with Kiev were not worth the paper they were written on before, but now they are absolutely insignificant, even legally, if the usurper’s signature flaunts under them.
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  1. 0
    20 May 2024 17: 14
    It is also worth clarifying that the Verkhovna Rada is legal until the fall of 2024. Those. in the fall, all power on the territory of Ukraine, from local to supreme, (with the exception of individual municipal authorities) will be illegal. Those. There will be incomprehensible personalities at all levels of government. I think this is exactly what the US is waiting for. Will look at Ze before this time. And then according to the situation. And by the way, martial law in Ukraine is also illegal. Because There is officially no aggressor. laughing There is no declaration of war at all. Those. even the reason for canceling the election is illegal. lol
    1. 0
      21 May 2024 01: 18
      The author is misleading the readers. The legality of the President and the authorities is provided for in the law on martial law. Elections during martial law, according to the law, are not held, the powers of the main authorities (the president, the Verkhovna Rada and some others) do not cease. This is specifically stipulated in Article 10 of the Martial Law Law.

      ...Article 10. Inadmissibility of termination of powers of state authorities and other state bodies under martial law
      1. During the period of martial law, the powers of the President of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the National Bank of Ukraine, the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Human Rights, courts, prosecutors cannot be terminated...
      1. 0
        21 May 2024 05: 02
        There is not a word about elections in the martial law law. It only talks about the introduction of martial law, the appointment of a military administration and the powers of government. The constitutional court had to answer this. The powers of the president cannot be terminated does not imply the irremovability of the president through constitutional elections. There is also not a word in the Ukrainian constitution about the termination of election processes during martial law. This is precisely what the Constitutional Court should have clarified. But Zelensky did not make a request before canceling the elections.
        So, any president in Ukraine can serve for life, just know if you introduce martial law either in the country or in certain regions and have a pocket majority in the Verkhovna Rada.
        1. 0
          21 May 2024 10: 23
          So, any president in Ukraine can serve for life, just know if you introduce martial law either in the country or in certain regions and have a pocket majority in the Verkhovna Rada.

          And how is this fundamentally different from the opportunity to sit for life, changing every 12 years any comma in the constitution, declaring this change epoch-making, nullifying all previous presidential terms, and not allowing even the slightest dangerous competitors to the elections? When the decision on their registration is made by unelected members of the Central Election Commission - appointed officials? Well, for a complete guarantee, you can still transfer the elections to the Internet, where the results depend on the settings of the software, which no one will really subject to independent checks.
          So we can, of course, teach our non-brothers about democracy, but it looks very funny.
      2. +3
        21 May 2024 07: 33
        The author is misleading the readers. The legality of the President and the authorities is provided for in the law on martial law. Elections during martial law, according to the law, are not held, the powers of the main authorities (the president, the Verkhovna Rada and some others) do not cease. This is specifically stipulated in Article 10 of the Martial Law Law.

        Counter-question: in the event of a contradiction between the Constitution and the law, what has supreme power? According to the Constitution, his powers ended yesterday; this law contradicts the Constitution.
        1. 0
          2 June 2024 06: 26
          According to the Constitution, his powers ended yesterday; this law contradicts the Constitution.

          And when this law was adopted, what did the authors, the Rada and the Constitutional Court think about its compliance with the constitution? They probably thought. But Beydodyr came and reset everything. Now Zelensky is illegitimate. Why are you so worried about Zelensky’s legitimacy? Maybe there’s something wrong with your legitimacy?
    2. L_L
      -1
      21 May 2024 09: 36
      In Ukraine, a decision was made to extend the powers of Vladimir Zelensky as president. This decision was made on the basis of the provisions of the Law of Ukraine of May 12, 2015 389-VIII “On the Legal Regime of Martial Law” (Martial Law Law) and the Election Code of Ukraine.

      The mentioned acts establish a ban on holding elections, including those of the President of Ukraine, during the period of martial law.

      The martial law law provides for the automatic extension of the powers of the President of Ukraine if their term expires during martial law.

      And if someone says that Federal laws cannot change the Constitution, then a week ago we adopted a Federal Law depriving foreign agents of the constitutional civil right to elect and be elected.

      States are destroyed by lies.

      We can’t blame others for something we ourselves can’t blame.

      I am also against foreign agents, but they are citizens of Russia.

      The point here is not about them, but about the fact that they began to change the Constitution according to their mood in the morning.

      History has repeatedly shown what this leads to.

      Zelensky extended his powers in accordance with the federal law adopted before him.

      If he is illegitimate, then so are ours, with their elections on the stumps.
      1. 0
        21 May 2024 12: 22
        States are destroyed by lies.

        We can’t blame others for something we ourselves can’t blame.

        I am also against foreign agents, but they are citizens of Russia.

        The point here is not about them, but about the fact that they began to change the Constitution according to their mood in the morning.

        History has repeatedly shown what this leads to.

        I have to disappoint you. The whole world lives in a lie. Even the so-called "hard" sciences like mathematics, physics, etc. are not actually exact. Any science begins with axioms that must be taken on faith, and which predetermine the scope of application of these sciences. Outside of these areas, these sciences are complete bullshit and give the wrong result.
        Everything in this world is relative. A simple example. The expression that good for the Russian, death for the German. Those. when a Russian or a German (in Old Russian, a German does not mean the nationality is German, but means a foreigner) tells you something, everyone will have their own truth. Here's another example for you. You personally see that a woman was killed with a gun by two young men. What a pity for the woman and what villains these guys are. This is your truth. If you dig deeper, it suddenly turns out that the woman, while running away, cut the throat of the third guy in the building with a knife that she was hiding. This is a different truth, right? And if you dig even deeper, it turns out that the woman is a pimp, and the three guys are police officers. Look how. But this is also true. And if you dig even deeper, it turns out that both the woman and the police worked for one famous businessman, the woman wanted to escape, and the corrupt police caught her. This example clearly shows that an event, even one that you personally witnessed, has a million different truths. Choose which one you want. It is on this fact that propaganda is built. They tell you the truth personally, not a word of a lie, but exactly the truth that will form the necessary opinion for the propagandist.
        And further. The funny thing is that in words everything is about the truth, but as far as life is concerned, the truth-teller for those around him is, at best, a black sheep or a bore, and no one wants to interact with him. After all, when a girl asks: Am I beautiful? he will tell the truth: so-so, you also have a pimple on your cheek. And so it is with everyone. Who wants to hear the truth about themselves? laughing There are only a few such people, i.e. we even lie to ourselves.
        Like this. As they say, nothing but hypocrisy.
      2. 0
        29 May 2024 15: 17
        If he is illegitimate, then so are ours, with their elections on the stumps.

        I completely agree with you, but forgive me for my vagueness about what “elections on stumps” means, where the roots of this expression come from.
      3. 0
        29 May 2024 15: 39
        ... a week ago we adopted a Federal Law depriving foreign agents of the constitutional civil right to elect and be elected.

        This law is even cooler. If an elected deputy of any level is on the financial monitoring list as a foreign agent for 180 days, his deputy powers are terminated automatically. Moreover, the status of a foreign agent is given not even by a court decision, but by the arbitrariness of the bureaucratic structure of financial monitoring. Here's grandma and Yuryev's day.
    3. L_L
      -1
      21 May 2024 10: 21
      When we accuse the fascists of something, we declare that we are acting on behalf of the Truth.
      If we ourselves do the same little things, it leads to dire consequences.
      Their own citizens stop trusting the authorities.
      This destroyed the Soviet Union.

      For those who are especially zealous, it should be recalled that it was he who voted for Yeltsin in 1991.
      And everything that follows is the fruit of your intellectual activity.
      No one would have elected Yeltsin if he could not destroy the CPSU.
      And they would have chosen someone else who could.
      It was the demolition of the CPSU that you needed, not Yeltsin.
      Hypocrites and hypocrites, living a lie and shouting lies.
      You will never live well.
      Because you don't know how to recognize the Truth.
      And another name for Truth is Reality.

      Who even came up with the idea of ​​negotiating with the Nazis?
      Maintain diplomatic relations with them.
      Trade oil, invite Nazis to “burnouts.”
      Zelensky’s illegitimacy does not lie in the fact that he violated some deadline, but in the fact that he is a fascist.
      And everyone who recognized him is illegitimate due to their deeds, not their elections.

      The people are the direct superiors of the president; they elect him.
      He must stand up and say: “Don’t you dare negotiate with the fascists.
      Destroy them."

      Liars.
      You betray your fathers and grandfathers with your lies.
      1. +1
        22 May 2024 00: 03
        Here he is, a deceitful person and a traitor to children. Color and smell. laughing
        First they kill, and then they cry. Who is killing Palestinian children? Who is hitting diplomats? Who burned people in Odessa?
    4. 0
      22 May 2024 13: 38
      Do we officially have an aggressor? Is mobilization without martial law legal?
  2. +1
    20 May 2024 17: 20
    Well, you shouldn’t expect anything from Putin, this one will chew snot to the last, like a wise leader “never say never,” but in fact again there are bubbles and fingers like a fan
    1. -4
      20 May 2024 17: 27
      Well, you shouldn’t expect anything from Putin, this one will chew snot to the last, like a wise leader “never say never,” but in fact again there are bubbles and fingers like a fan

      Yeah, and SVO is a lie. He is absent. This is all a picture of neural networks. It’s really not in vain that they say:

      Even if you spit in his eyes, he says: it’s all God’s dew.

      Just the place for such commentators.
      1. L_L
        -1
        21 May 2024 09: 47
        Yes, in principle, he says everything correctly.
        You cannot send 50 to storm a city of 000.
        This is some kind of fanaticism.

        Well, here it is, everything is worth it.
    2. -3
      21 May 2024 00: 03
      rotkiv04, and what does Putin have to do with it? lol
      1. 0
        22 May 2024 13: 47
        Lord, who would argue, Putin has absolutely nothing to do with it.
        1. 0
          22 May 2024 14: 28
          We say that Zelensky decides his own destiny.
  3. 0
    20 May 2024 17: 51
    Zelensky is nothing anymore. The only question is whether the chair under him is legal. After all, the fight is for chairs. People have also been governed by chairs for a long time. Now the Rada will vote to extend the presidential term. Or maybe not.
  4. 0
    20 May 2024 18: 30
    Starting tomorrow he is an artist again, a clown? Now the Rada will probably make you laugh with its decrees
    1. 0
      22 May 2024 00: 18
      He is a musician! laughing
  5. 0
    20 May 2024 19: 12
    Doesn’t the Zelensky administration catch mice at all? Was it difficult for him to organize some kind of nullification, or to select such competitors whose names, without Wikipedia, not a single voter would remember? Eh... The non-brothers have no professionalism.
    1. 0
      22 May 2024 00: 26
      Nobody wants to replace Zelensky, who lost and ruined everything. laughing
    2. +1
      22 May 2024 01: 39
      He promised that there would be only one term, he did not say anything about the length of the term, which means he is keeping his promise. laughing
  6. -2
    21 May 2024 07: 08
    Putin sent Zelensky a subpoena and a bouquet of flowers. Geranium which. From joy, with such free bouquet, the Jew died on the spot.
  7. 0
    21 May 2024 10: 01
    It's all empty. Dreams, noodles and black PR.
    Surely they are happy and the president has already issued all the necessary regulations. (over there in the comments). They just don’t write in PR.
    You can just look here at how the Kremlin simply approved all the things it needed - the extension, the renewal, the constitution, and the PR - and nothing, everything is legal.
  8. 0
    24 May 2024 13: 46
    Usurper: why Zelensky’s stay in power becomes illegal

    Ну