On the initiative of the Verkhovna Rada leaders and the leaders of parliamentary factions the meeting with the President to approve a new law "On Elections of People's Deputies of Ukraine" has taken place, ForUm learned from the presidential press office.

 “There is a bit more than a year left until the elections. That is why there is a necessity and possibility of timely approval of the decision on legislative support,” the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Lytvyn noted.

In the course of the meeting the parties have listened to the report of the head of the working group on new electoral law, Minister of Justice of Ukraine Oleksandr Lavrynovych on the elaborated draft law.

“The working group has done good, serious document has been elaborated. Today the work is almost finished, and I agree with the proposal of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada that the further work on the draft law should be done in the parliament, and coordinated draft law should be submitted by the leaders of parliamentary fractions to the Verkhovna Rada”, Viktor Yanukovych noted.

Earlier the President by his decree has formed a working group involving international experts to create new democratic electoral legislation.


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