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Parliament passes law about all-Ukraine referendum

Source : 112 Ukraine

The referendum can be focused on approving changes to certain provisions of the Constitution, matters of nationwide importance, approving a law on ratification of the international treaty that foresees changes of Ukraine's territory, and canceling certain law or its provisions
16:55, 26 January 2021

gazprom.ru

The Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament has passed the draft law No.3612 - about people's rule implemented via all-Ukraine referendum. 255 MPs upheld the bill, with 226 necessary to pass. The bill was passed in the second reading and in general.

According to the text of the document, whatever was approved during the referendum cannot be changed via the nationwide referendum sooner than three years since the decision was made. The referendum's results need not to be confirmed by any state authority.

The new nationwide referendum on the matters that were previously rejected during the previous referendum can only be held one year after the previous referendum results were announced.

The law of Ukraine or its provisions (in the same edition), which lost effect due to the all-Ukraine referendum results cannot be passed by the Parliament for three years since the day when they lost effect.

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The referendum topics may include: approving changes to certain provisions of the Constitution, matters of nationwide importance, approving a law on ratification of the international treaty that foresees changes of Ukraine's territory, and canceling certain law or its provisions.

The referendum can not consider matters that contradict the Constitution of Ukraine, general norms of international law (including the General Declaration on Human Rights and the Convention on Human Rights Protection); matters aimed at destruction of Ukraine's independence, state sovereignty and territorial integrity or ignition of ethnic, racial or religious hatred; matters related to taxation, state budgetr manangement and amnesty; issues of the law enforcement activity, the work of prosecution authorities and the court actions.

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The nationwide referendum is impossible in conditions of state of emergency or martial law.

The Central Election Committee is supposed to announce the results not later than on the tenth day since the voting took place.

 

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