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Verkhovna Rada to cancel parliamentary immunity on September 3, - media

Source : 112 Ukraine

The MPs will pass the draft law on the amendments of the respective Article of the Constitution of Ukraine; President Zelensky claimed that lifting the parliamentary immunity will be one of the priority issues on the new Parliament's agenda
18:56, 22 August 2019

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The Ukrainian Parliament will lift the immunity of the MPs during its working session on September 3. ZN.UA web portal reported that on August 22.

The first working day of the new convocation of the Parliament will be August 29; this is when the MPs are supposed to pass the draft law on the amendments of the respective Article of the Constitution of Ukraine (Article 80, focused on the relative immunity of Ukrainian parliamentarians).

Related: Zelensky: Bill on lifting parliamentary immunity to top Verkhovna Rada’s agenda

The MPs expect to approve the draft law with the majority of votes. However, according to the procedure, during the next plenary session, the law that submits amendments to the Constitution must be upheld with at least 300 votes, which is the constitutional majority in the Parliament. So, this voting is slated for September 3.

Previously, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that lifting the parliamentary immunity will be one of the priority issues on the new Parliament's agenda.

Related: Servant of the People announced law on lifting immunity for non-attendance

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