Zelensky offers parliament to reduce number of MPs to 300 people

Source : 112 Ukraine

Now the Constitution provides that the Verkhovna Rada consists of 450 people
17:40, 30 August 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky offered the Verkhovna Rada to reduce the number of the lawmakers from 450 to 300 people as draft law on the amendments to the Constitution #1017 states.

The law will come into force immediately but will start to work after the election of the new membership of the parliament. Thus, elected Verkhovna Rada will be able to work in the current membership and the new one will consist of 300 MPs.

Moreover, it is offered to establish that the elections should take place on the proportional representation system.

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It is planned to enshrined in Article 76 that “the Constitutional membership of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine – 300 MPs of Ukraine”.

The president offers to provide that the lawmakers should speak the state language.

Head of the state Volodymyr Zelensky defined this bill as urgent.

On August 29, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky says he would disband the newly shaped Parliament in a year - in case it fails to live up to the expectations of fellow Ukrainians. 

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