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MPs prepare bill to cancel motion of non-confidence in Cabinet
12:20, 17 February 2016
MPs prepare bill to cancel motion of non-confidence in Cabinet

Some members of the Parliament say they couldn’t vote due to the vote counting system malfunction

12:20, 17 February 2016

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On February 17, a number of Ukrainian MPs plan to submit a bill to the Parliament on cancelling of the yesterday’s vote (nv.ua). They demand to re-vote for the bill on the motion of non-confidence in the government. According to MPs Ihor Lutsenko and Olena Sotnyk, they and their colleagues had a trouble with voting procedure that day. Lutsenko, in particular, said that the vote counting system didn’t work properly.  

As 112 International reported, on February 16, Ukraine’s Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, failed to disband Yatsenyuk’s government. The respective resolution didn’t get enough votes of the MPs.

Prime Minister Yatsenyuk held a speech at the Parliament, reporting on the government’s activity throughout the last year. After that, heads of parliamentary factions and leaders of parliamentary committees heavily criticized the Premier and his ministers. Soon after Yatsenyuk started his speech, 150 votes were collected in the Parliament to support the vote of censure. The document didn’t get enough votes – 194 of 226 necessary. However, the Parliament admitted that the government’s actions in 2015 were unsatisfactory.

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