He said it to journalists on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada after asked about the probability of extraordinary parliamentary meeting and whether there is a legal requirement for the president to attend the ceremony of announcement of new government's composition, Censor.NET reports.
"The Constitution does not require the president to attend, but the political culture and traditions obviously dictate that it would be nice if the president was present during the formation of a new government. However, the situation is that the president returns from an international conference in the United States on Saturday and departs with official state visit to Japan for a week on Monday," Lutsenko said.
"I doubt the advisability of convening an extraordinary meeting in the absence of the president and completely formed government and its program. I think now we need to nominate a PM. The final staffing of the government and the refinement of its program will take several days, and as soon as these documents are ready, we can vote. Time will tell if it will be the next week or the next plenary week," Lutsenko summed up.