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Verkhovna Rada provisionally approves reduction of constitutional composition to 300 MPs

Source : 112 Ukraine

236 MPs voted in favor of this decision
15:13, 4 February 2020

Zoya Shu/112.ua

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported bill № 1017, which provides the reduction of parliament’s constitutional composition from 450 to 300 MPs, as a basis. 236 MPs voted "for" this decision.

The draft amendments to the Constitution foresee the reduction of the number of MPs from 450 to 300. The document should enter into force after Verkhovna Rada’s new composition is formed. Thus, the elected parliament will be able to serve in the current composition, but the newly elected – will consist of 300 MPs.

In addition, it has been suggested that elections should be held under a proportional system.

Related: Parliament passes law on sanctions for people's deputies for absenteeism

As we reported earlier, on September 25, 2019, Law on the impeachment of president № 39-IX came into force.

The regulatory rules on the impeachment proceedings were transferred to the impeachment law, references to the law on temporary investigators and special commissions of the Verkhovna Rada (declared unconstitutional due to procedural violations upon entry into force) were removed.

According to the law, a Special Provisional Investigative Commission of the Verkhovna Rada is formed within 30 days from the date of initiation of impeachment. It must prepare the implications of the investigation into signs of state treason or other president’s violations within six months and submit them to parliament.

Related: Law on abolition of MPs immunity enters into force in Ukraine

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