Oleksandr Tkachenko (politician)

Olexandr Tkachenko Mykolajowytsch ( born March 7, 1939 in Shpola, Cherkassy Oblast ) is a Ukrainian politician. From 1998 to 2000 he was president of the Verkhovna Rada.

Tkachenko finished his studies in 1963 at the Agricultural Institute of Bila Tserkva from. Between 1963 and 1981 he worked in the Kiev Oblast in agriculture and later in the organization of the Communist Party. From 1981 he was the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine ( KPU ) worked and was appointed in 1982 to the Governor of the Oblast Ternopil. From 1985 he was Minister of Agriculture of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union Tkachenko remained politically active and joined in 1991 and 1999 as a presidential candidate. In both elections, however, he withdrew his candidacy for another candidate, Leonid Kravchuk in 1991 and 1999 to support Petro Symonenko.

Even before the political changes Tkachenko was also a member of the Ukrainian Parliament. From 1994 he was also elected to the Verkhovna Rada, the parliament of the newly independent Ukraine. From May 1994 to April 1998, he was First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and was elected himself President of the Parliament on 7 July 1998. He held until 21 January 2000 when he was dismissed for violation of the rules session of Parliament this office. To date, he is a Member of the KPU. In the last Rada elected in 2007, he is chairman of the parliamentary committee for economic issues.