The bill on raise in number of members of the composition of Central Election Commission comes into force in Ukraine. The law provides the increase of Commission’s members from 15 to 17 people. The document was published in the official parliamentary website.
The bill amends the sixth article of the law on Central Election Commission. It comes into force after it is published in Golos.
Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, thanked the Verkhovna Rada for the adoption of the bill on the composition of the Central Election Commission during his annual speech in the Verkhovna Rada.
“March 31 is near, and the parliamentary elections coming soon. I thank the people’s deputies for adopting the law which unblocks the process of forming a new Commission. As the President, I guarantee free, fair and democratic elections of the president, parliament and local self-governing bodies – as they were transferred to 2014-2015,” Poroshenko said.
The bill provides for a unified amendment to the Law "On the Central Election Commission" - increase in the number of members of the Central Election Commission from 15 to 17 people. The author of the legislative initiative is a Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy. In the morning, he substantiated his position, stressing that such a decision unlocks the process of changing the composition of the CEC, and the number 15 has once been taken from similar norms in the Russian Federation, and has no fundamental significance.
The Central Election Commission in Ukraine consists of 15 people. Only two people have the authority in the current Central Election Commission, - Oleh Didenko and Kateryna Makhnitska. And it will be so until April 2021. The term of office of the other thirteen members has long passed.