The agenda also includes the highly discussed "language bill" by MP Maksym Buzhansky from Servant of the People party; some fear it could seriously limit the role and the public use of Ukrainian, the only state language in Ukraine. Protesters gathered outside the Parliament's building, demanding that the MPs do not pass the document.
Earlier, the Parliament approved changes to the Electoral Code of Ukraine.
The law significantly decreases the bids for elections. The proportional representation electoral system imposed in the cities with at least 10,000 population. A person may run for elections as head of a village, settlement, and city as independent candidate.
The snap local elections, midterm elections, first, extra elections will be held twice a year – on the last Sunday of March and the last Sunday of October. In other words, all local elections that are not snap will be held on the same day in spring or in autumn in all settlements.
Besides, the sanctions are increased for the crimes and administrative offenses in the sphere of the election legislation; the responsibility for falsification of documents and other violations is determined.