First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine
|First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine
Перший віце-прем'єр-міністр України
|Member of||Cabinet of Ministers|
|Seat||Government Building, Kiev, Ukraine|
|Nominator||Prime Minister of Ukraine|
|Appointer||Supreme Council of Ukraine|
|Term length||No fixed term|
|Constituting instrument||Article 9 (About the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine)|
|Inaugural holder||Kostiantyn Masyk (since the independence of Ukraine)|
|Formation||1946 (as First Deputy Chairman of Council of Ministers)|
First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine is a government post of Cabinet of Ukraine. In an absence of the Prime Minister of Ukraine performs his or her duty[a] as the acting Prime Minister of Ukraine. In 1991 the post was grandfathered from the already existing First Deputy Chairman that was part of the Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR.
In an absence of the First Vice Prime Minister, his or her functions are performed by other Vice Prime Ministers who are members of the Cabinet of Ministers. Similarly to Prime Minister, all office duties of the First Vice Prime Minister are supported by the Secretariat of Cabinet of Ministers.
Along with other members of Cabinet of Ministers, the newly appointed First Vice Prime Minister takes one and the same oath of office at a plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament). According to the Article 10 (Law of Ukraine about the Cabinet of Ministers), a member of Cabinet of Ministers (except for the Prime Minister of Ukraine) who refuses to take the oath is considered as such who refused to accept the post. Every newly appointed member of already existing cabinet needs to take the oath at the next plenary session of Verkhovna Rada.
List of First Vice Prime Ministers of Ukraine
Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR
|No.||Portrait||Name||Took Office||Left Office||Chairman|
|1||Oleksandr Tkachenko||07 1990||08 1990||Vitaliy Masol|
|3||Kostyantyn Masyk||08 1990||1992||Vitold Fokin|
Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (Ukrainian SSR)
In April of 1991 the Council of Ministers represented by existing government of Vitold Fokin and created by 12th convocation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukrainian SSR was renamed into the Cabinet of Ministers. With adoption of the Act of Independence of Ukraine, the Ukrainian SSR was officially renamed into Ukraine. Because of the 1991 August Putsch in Moscow, the Communist Party was prohibited in Ukraine. In February of 1992 there was adopted the new coat of arms.
- Article 17, paragraph 2, Law of Ukraine about Cabinet of Ministers