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Verkhovna Rada considered electoral reform
19:59, 19 October 2017
Verkhovna Rada considered electoral reform

One of the demands of protesters under the parliament is the introduction of open party lists at the elections

19:59, 19 October 2017

The Verkhovna Rada

Verkhovna Rada considered three alternative draft laws that provide for electoral reform.

As a result, there was not enough votes to support any of the initiatives.

As it was reported earlier medical reform, canceling the lawmakers’ immunity and amendments in the electoral system of Ukraine – these will be the most urgent topics for consideration in the Ukrainian Parliament on Thursday.

Related: Klimkin: ‘Enough of electoral farce in Ukraine’

In Kyiv under the walls of Verkhovna Rada there was a rally of allies of the former governor of Odesa region and now leader of Movement of New Forces party Mikheil Saakashvili and a number of other opposition politicians. The organizers and participants of the event demand that parliament cancels the parliamentary immunity, amend electoral legislation, making the party lists open, and also create an anti-corruption court.  

Around about 3,500 of law enforcers protect order in the center of capital, the traffic movement is partially blocked. According to various estimates, several thousand people take part in the protests under the parliament building.

Related: European choice: How 2017 electoral race of EU countries would affect Ukraine

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