The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine refused to include the draft law on the amendment of the electoral system on parliamentary elections in the agenda as well as the draft law on the procurement system during the elections as 112 Ukraine reported.
Moreover, the alternative election draft law filed by the group of the MPs was also not included in the agenda of the extraordinary session.
Only 92 MPs voted for the inclusion of Zelensky’s election draft law and alternative document in the agenda. 63 lawmakers stood against this decision, 43 abstained.
127 parliamentarians supported the inclusion of the draft law on the procurement system in the agenda. 17 MP stood against and 57 abstained.
Then First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko announced withdrawal of a few MPs from the faction Petro Poroshenko Bloc.
“Thus, I announce the extraordinary plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine closed,” Speaker Andry Paruby stated.
The next session of the parliament will take place on the next Tuesday, on May 28 at 10:00 a.m.
Today the Verkhovna Rada gathered for the extraordinary session to consider the draft law filed by President Volodymyr Zelensky. It was expected that the MPs would amend the system of the holding of the parliamentary elections, excluding the majoritarian component and reducing vote threshold up to 3%. Moreover, it was planned to consider the draft law on amendments to the procurement system during the elections.
More details about the draft law filed by Volodymyr Zelenksy can be found here.