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Ukraine’s parliament to vote for restriction of MPs’ immunity on September 3, - Razumkov

The draft amendment to the Constitution should gain at least 300 votes
15:51, 2 September 2019

Dmytro Razumkov, the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Zoya Shu/112.ua

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will vote for the draft amendment to the Constitution #7203 on the restriction of the immunity of the MPs on plenary session on September 3 as 112 Ukraine reported citing Parliament’s Speaker Dmytro Razumkov.

“Dear lawmakers, on Tuesday, it is necessary to consider for the adoption in general of the law, registration number 7203, on the amendment of Article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine on the immunity of the MPs,” Razumkov said.

As we reported the Committee on Legal Policy recommended that Verkhovna Rada finally amend the Constitution on parliamentary immunity restrictions

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Earlier, it was reported that Ukrainian lawmakers voted for the law that lifted parliamentary immunity from members of the Parliament - that is, themselves. 363 MPs voted for the document. The law makes it easier to detain and bring any MP to justice, in case this person breaks the law.

On August 29, members of the newly shaped Ukrainian Parliament gathered for the opening session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. On the very first work day, they dismissed the previous government, shaped the new Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, relieved Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko of his office and appointed his successor Ruslan Ryaboshapka.

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