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Majority canceled: Zelensky signed new election code with 17 initiatives

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainians will vote according to proportional system with open lists, Nazis and Communists are not allowed to run
09:04, 28 December 2019

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President Volodymyr Zelensky signed the new election code of Ukraine, which takes into account its 17 initiatives. The website of the Verkhovna Rada reported.

On December 27, Verkhovna Rada speaker Dmytro Razumkov signed a new Electoral Code and sent it to Zelensky for approval.

The new election code introduced a number of rules that significantly change the system of elections. One of the main changes was the abolition of the majority voting system. With the abolition of single-member districts, MPs will be elected to the Rada by open party lists, the party determines only the top ten. Who will enter the rest of the list will be decided by voters. Previously, voting took place according to a mixed system - in single-mandate and multi-mandate constituencies.

On December 19, 330 MPs supported bill No. 0978, which included all 17 initiatives of President Volodymyr Zelensky to the Electoral Code of Ukraine.

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In addition, the document provides for the possibility of holding national elections and a local referendum, extraordinary, repeated, intermediate, additional local elections at the same time.

Nazis and communists are not allowed to run. Russia does not have the right to send observers to the Ukrainian elections.

The document was adopted by the Rada of the previous convocation on July 11. However, Zelensky vetoed it and returned it to parliament for revision.

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The law will enter into force on January 1, 2020.

As we reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed Law No. 157-IX on the lease of state and communal property.

This law introduces a simple and transparent procedure for leasing state and municipal property on terms of the free competition.

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