Volodymyr Vasylyovych Rybak

Volodymyr Vasylyovych Rybak
9th Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada[1]
In office
December 13, 2012[1]  February 22, 2014
President Viktor Yanukovych
Preceded by Volodymyr Lytvyn
Succeeded by Oleksandr Turchynov
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine
for Construction, Architecture and Communal Living
In office
August 4, 2006  March 21, 2007
Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych
Preceded by Pavlo Kachur (as minister of Construction, Architecture, and Communal Living)
Succeeded by Volodymyr Yatsuba (as minister of Regional Development and Construction)
Oleksandr Popov (as minister of Communal Living)
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine
In office
March 21, 2007  December 18, 2007
Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych
Leader of Party of Regional Revival
of Ukraine
In office
October 1997  2001
Preceded by position created
Succeeded by Mykola Azarov
People's Deputy of Ukraine
3rd convocation
In office
May 12, 1998[2]  May 14, 2002[2]
Constituency Party of Regional Revival of Ukraine, District No.45, Donetsk Oblast[2]
4th convocation
In office
May 14, 2002[3]  May 25, 2006[3]
Constituency Party of Regions, District No.45, Donetsk Oblast[3]
5th convocation
In office
May 25, 2006[3]  September 12, 2006[3]
Constituency Party of Regions, No.13[4]
6th convocation
In office
November 23, 2007  December 12, 2012
Constituency Party of Regions, No.13[5]
7th convocation
In office
December 12, 2012  November 27, 2014
Constituency Party of Regions, No.10[6]
Personal details
Born Volodymyr Vasylyovych Rybak
Володимир Васильович Рибак

(1946-10-03) October 3, 1946
Stalino, Ukrainian SSR
Nationality Ukrainian
Political party Party of Regions[1]
Alma mater Donetsk State University
Occupation Politician and doctor of economic science
Website iportal.rada.gov.ua

Volodymyr Rybak (Ukrainian: Володимир Васильович Рибáк; born on 3 October 1946 in Donetsk[7][8] is a Ukrainian politician. He was the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada from 13 December 2012[1] to 22 February 2014. Volodymyr Rybak is also the original leader of the predecessor of the Party of Regions, the Party of Regional Revival of Ukraine. He is a Merited Builder of Ukraine (1995).

Biography

Born in the same city, Rybak graduated from the Department of Economy at the Donetsk State University in 1973, eventually receiving a doctor of economic sciences.[7][8] He served as chairman of the city council, executive committee and mayor of Donetsk from 1993 to 2002.[8] Rybak was co-organizer and first chairman of the Party of Regions between 1997 and 2001.[8][9] Since the 2002 parliamentary elections Rybak is a member of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament).[8]

Rybak was Vice Premier of Ukraine and Construction, Architecture and Housing and Utility minister (August 4, 2006 till March 21, 2007) and Vice Premier of Ukraine (March 21, 2007 till December 18, 2007) in the Second Yanukovych Government.[7]

On 13 December 2012 (following the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election) he was elected Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada.[1][8] He resigned on 22 February 2014.[10] Citing ill health and amidst the "2014 Ukrainian revolution".[11][10]

Rybak did not participate in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[12]

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Ukraine parliament elects speaker after brawls". Reuters. 13 December 2012. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. 1 2 3 Rybak at the 3rd convocation. Verkhovna Rada website
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "People's Deputy of Ukraine of the IV convocation". Official portal (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  4. "People's Deputy of Ukraine of the V convocation". Official portal (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  5. "People's Deputy of Ukraine of the VI convocation". Official portal (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  6. "People's Deputy of Ukraine of the VII convocation". Official portal (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  7. 1 2 3 "Regions Party member Rybak elected as Verkhovna Rada Chairman". Interfax-Ukraine. Kyiv Post. 13 December 2012. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Svitlana Tuchynska (13 December 2012). "Party of Regions gets a speaker seat in parliament". Kyiv Post. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  9. Natalia Romashova (7 February 2007). "Archived copy" Ілюзорна ідилія. Den (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  10. 1 2 Interfax: Ukraine's Yanukovych Says He Will Not Resign , Voice of America (22 February 2014)
  11. Ukraine: Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov named interim president, BBC News (23 February 2014)
    Ukraine protests timeline, BBC News (23 February 2014)
  12. (in Ukrainian) Alphabetical Index of candidates in 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election, Central Election Commission of Ukraine.
Political offices
Preceded by
Volodymyr Lytvyn
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada
20122014
Succeeded by
Oleksandr Turchynov
Preceded by
Yukhym Zvyahilsky
Mayor of Donetsk
19932002
Succeeded by
Oleksandr Lukyanchenko


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