Poroshenko signs bill on increase of Central Election Commission composition

Source : 112 Ukraine

The law will come into force after its official publication
11:46, 20 September 2018


The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the bill on increase of the composition of the Central Election Commission from 15 to 17 people. The relevant information can be found on the bill’s card on Parliament’s website.

Earlier, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has increased the number of members of the Central Election Commission from 15 to 17 people. 236 people's deputies supported the decision during the session.

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The bill provides for a unified amendment to the Law "On the Central Election Commission" - increase in the number of members of the Central Election Commission from 15 to 17 people. The author of the legislative initiative is a Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy. In the morning, he substantiated his position, stressing that such a decision unlocks the process of changing the composition of the CEC, and the number 15 has once been taken from similar norms in the Russian Federation, and has no fundamental significance.

The Central Election Commission in Ukraine consists of 15 people. Only two people have the authority in the current Central Election Commission, - Oleh Didenko and Kateryna Makhnitska. And it will be so until April 2021. The term of office of the other thirteen members has long passed.

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