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Zelensky: Bill on lifting parliamentary immunity to top Verkhovna Rada’s agenda

The head of state noted that many draft laws will be filed on the first
17:00, 21 July 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky
Ukrainian President

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky noted that one of the first draft laws the Verkhovna Rada of new convocation will consider will be the bill on lifting parliamentary immunity. The head of state said this at the polling station after he voted. The 112 Ukraine TV channel is broadcasting the election.

“It is one of the first bills to be considered because there will be many draft laws on the first day…We have to finally lift the immunity,” Zelensky said.

The president believes that new Verkhovna Rada, first of all, has to be fair and effective.

“It has to be fair and actually working,” he stressed.

As it was reported earlier, President Zelensky voted in snap parliamentary elections.

Related: Snap parliamentary elections: Polling station in Australia closed

Snap parliamentary elections started in Ukraine on Sunday, July 21. The elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine take place every 5 years on the last week of October. The regular elections would be normally scheduled for October 27, 2019. However, on the day of his inauguration, newly-elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky disbanded the parliament and proclaimed snap parliamentary elections. The main reason for this he named low level of trust of the people to this Verkhovna Rada.

112.international is broadcasting the election process online.

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