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Oleksandr Kornienko becomes new Vice Speaker of Ukrainian parliament

Source : 112 Ukraine

256 MPs supported the candidature of Kornienko
12:17, 19 October 2021

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Head of the Servant of the People faction Oleksandr Kornienko has become the new Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. 256 MPs have supported the candidature of Kornienko.

You can watch the broadcasting of the plenary meeting HERE.

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MP from the European Solidarity Sophia Fedyna was among the candidatures for the position of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada.

As a result of the voting, Oleksandr Kornienko received 248 votes; while Sophia Fedyna got 73 votes.

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Oleksandr Kornienko is a member of the team of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky since November 2018. He coordinated the volunteer project of the observers from the ZeTeam. He organized the work on the staff of the election commissions.

He was head of the election campaign headquarters of the Servant of the People party, potential MP from the Servant of the People party at the parliamentary elections in 2019.

 He is being the First Deputy Head of the Servant of the People faction, chairman of the party – since July 10, 2019.

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Oleksandr Kornienko is a member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on the organization of state power, local governance, regional development, and urban planning, chair of the subcommittee on the organization of state power, state service, and service at the bodies of local self-governance, state symbols, and awards.

On October 7, the MPs recalled Dmytro Razumkov from the position of the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada. 284 lawmakers supported the decision.

Former First Vice-Speaker of the parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk has become the new Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada.

 

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