Since the inauguration of President Petro Poroshenko, three years on June 7, 2014 he will be in the hall of sessions of the Verkhovna Rada took the oath and pledged “all their Affairs to defend the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine”. “Today” I remembered how you did this procedure, and collected “portrait of a guarantor” in numbers, but also learned how the “crown” of the presidents in different countries.
In the race for the presidency Poroshenko won the may 25, and the third of June, the Ukrainian Parliament set the date of inauguration on the seventh. The official part was held in the Parliament building. After the oath on the Peresopnytsia gospel and the Constitution of Ukraine, raising of the presidential standard and the prayer in the Cathedral of St. Sophia, Poroshenko met with heads of foreign delegations. According to our Ministry of foreign Affairs, to congratulate the Ukrainian President arrived representatives of 56 countries. Among them were, for example, ex-Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, then Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden and predecessor of the current head of the European Council Herman van Rompuy.
Experts call some of the main achievements Poroshenko for three years. Political analyst Vadim Karasev marks the revival of state institutions and particularly focuses on the army and security services. He also credited the President and the revitalization of the national economy. The expert notes that the overall merit of the President and our Cabinet — they are the guarantor of working conjugate. Positive economic developments is confirmed by the data of international agencies — the IMF has recorded a growth of Ukrainian GDP by 2%.
A diplomatic victory for the President called the conclusion of the Minsk agreements. “Also can not forget the last event, the brightest and most visible — the granting Ukraine visa-free regime with the EU since June 11,” — sums up politekspert Volodymyr Fesenko.
“The coronation” : the magic of sevens, hesitation and orphans
The procedure of inauguration of in different countries for a long time has acquired its own rules and conventions. So, in the United States it is always held at the same time — January 20, at noon, when the official expiry of the term of the outgoing President. Although most of the inauguration takes place on different days, there are countries, like the US, has established a procedure in the calendar: in Mexico this December 1, Brazil — 15 March, and in Colombia — 7 August.
In the States of Central Asia, the ritual is traditionally lush. In the same Kazakhstan for almost two decades, the lion
share procedure of the inauguration is based on the magic number seven, and white. The President from his residence to the Congress hall exactly seven minutes, and during this time heard seven gun shots. However, his path and white path, the length of which is equal to 450 meters, and the oath taken by the President, standing on a white felt Mat (a large piece of felt). The abundance of white binds the procedure with the ancient Kazakh tradition.
In France, the procedure for the coronation of the leader of the country is much more modest — outgoing President welcomes his successor on the steps of the Elysee Palace, after which they retire, and old reports to the new nuclear codes. But in the Czech Republic, the inauguration is pretty strict — if the newly elected President in the text of the oath makes the slightest hesitation or retreat, this may be cause for immediate cancellation of results of elections and appointment of new, though so far this mishap has not happened. It is worth noting that the previous US President, Barack Obama, reading the text of the oath in 2009, twice faltered. But in South Africa at today’s inauguration procedure was markedly affected by apartheid (policy of racial discrimination against the indigenous black population, conducted from 1948 to 1994). Back in 1999, in honor of the inauguration of President Thabo Mbeki on all the monuments colonialists put on the heads of green bags. In addition, the ceremony began with the fact that Mbeki personally pulled the bag on one of the statues.
Often, however, presidents themselves can change the order of this ritual. Became the head of Mexico in 2000, Vicente Fox refused big procedure and went to the slum and conflictive area of Mexico city, where he had Breakfast with street children. Later, Fox was recognized as one of the most charismatic leaders of the world that has managed to do for his country.