Zelensky offers to abolish majority electoral system, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

Besides, President Zelensky offers to reduce the vote threshold up to 3%
15:47, 21 May 2019

Vitaliy Khomutynnik
The Verkhovna Rada

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky offered the leaders of the faction to replace majority electoral system and reduce the vote threshold as 112 Ukraine reported citing Vitaly Khomutynnyk, the Co-Chairman of parliamentary faction Vidrodzhennia.

“The president offered to amend the law on the elections of the MPs and to make a few amendments, make a short draft law with a few amendments. The first amendment is the cancelation of the majority system. The second amendment is to reduce the vote threshold up to 3%. The third amendment was also discussed; it was offered by the factions; it is the specification of the norms on the mandatory terms of reference,” Khomutynnyk said.

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Khomutynnyk also noted that it is most likely that the elections will be appointed for July 21: “According to the president of Ukraine, such order can be issued tomorrow and the elections will be appointed on July 21”.

On May 20, President Volodymyr Zelenksy stated he dissolves the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine but the order is not issued yet. It was expected that the order on the dissolution will be the first document signed by the president but he signed the order on the possession of the rights of the Commander-in-Chief.

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The leaders of the parliamentary factions came to Zelensky for the consultation and two possible dates, July 21 and July 28, are defined for the holding of the snap parliamentary elections. Oleg Lyashko, the Leader of the Radical Party supposes that the elections may take place on July 21, Iryna Gerashchenko supposes, they may occur on July 28.

It is expected that the law on the dissolution of the Rada will be signed by Zelensky on May 22.


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