The Constitutional Court of Ukraine ruled to recognize amendments to the “Basic Law on the Reduction of the Number of People’s Deputies” as going in line with constitutional law.
According to UNIAN, the Constitutional Court pointed out several contradictions with other norms of the Constitution regarding the continuity of the power, however, in general, the conclusion on this bill is positive.
Recall that on September 3, the parliament sent the Presidential bill which amending Article 76 and Article 77 of the Constitution of Ukraine (regarding the reduction of the constitutional composition of the Verkhovna Rada and consolidation of the proportional electoral system)” to the Constitutional Court.
The draft law proposes to stipulate in Article 76 of the Basic Law the constitutional composition of the Verkhovna Rada in total of 300 people’s deputies (now there is 450 parliamentarians), who are elected for a 5 years term.
Article 77 introduces the norm providing for the election of people’s deputies by the proportional election system. The Verkhovna Rada requested the Constitutional Court to give a conclusion on the compliance of the provisions of the bill with the requirements of Article 157 and Article 158 of the Constitution.
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