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Zelensky asks Parliament to let him assign and dismiss chiefs of NABU and DBR

The respective document supposes amendments of Article 106 of the Constitution of Ukraine, which focuses on the President's authority in appointment and dismissal of certain state officials
13:08, 30 August 2019

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky filed an appeal to the Parliament, asking it to consider amendments of Article 106 of the Constitution of Ukraine. Thus, the head of the state urged the MPs to grant him the right to assign and dismiss the chiefs of NABU and DBR (National Anti-Corruption Bureau and State Bureau of Investigations).

As of 12.30 a.m. Friday, the text has not been published on the website of the Parliament.

Article 106 of the Constitution focuses on the President's authority in appointment and dismissal of certain state officials. including the heads of NABU and DBR.

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Currently, the Law on NABU foresees that the Bureau chief is appointed by the President, who chooses among the candidates offered by the contest committee. This official can be dismissed by the Parliament, with at least 150 votes necessary to pass the decision.

The Law on the State Bureau of Investigations foresees that DBR Head is appointed by the President, based on the Prime Minister's offer and the recommendation of the contest committee. 

Related: State Bureau of Investigations, State Security Service search National Public TV and Radio Company of Ukraine

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