The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in response to an e-petition has mandated the Constitutional Commission to study amendments to the Constitution on deprivation of the mandate of a Deputy for three absences for one session.
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The petition to «three absenteeism (without valid reasons) of plenary sessions to remove the mandate of a Deputy», was signed by over 25 thousand people.
Poroshenko in his response noted that the establishment of responsibility of people’s representatives for failing without good reason, meetings of the Parliament is quite common in many countries, particularly, USA, UK, Portugal, Canada, Brazil, and India.
«System analysis of the Constitution of Ukraine States that an exhaustive list of grounds for early termination of powers of MP of Ukraine defined in article 81 of the Basic Law of Ukraine», — said in response.
Poroshenko also reminded that established the Constitutional Commission.
«Given the main tasks of this ad hoc subsidiary body, I turned to the Chairman of the Constitutional Commission, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman with a request at the meeting of the working group of the Constitutional Commission on the organization of state power and decentralization to consider amending article 81 of the Constitution of Ukraine about early termination of powers of people’s Deputy of Ukraine in case of his absence without valid excuse on three plenary meetings of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine during one regular session,» — said Poroshenko.
According to the estimates of activists, for the first year of the major absentees in Parliament are the wealthiest of those who previously belonged to the odious Party of regions (PR). According to the Civil network OPORA, at any meeting of the Committee to which they belong, were not present four people’s deputies: Yuriy Boyko and Mikhail Dobkin («the Opposition bloc»), Oleksandr Presman («Vidrodzhennya») and Vyacheslav Boguslayev («the will of the people»).
In General, the parliamentary group «people’s Will» and «Party «Vidrodzhennya», the faction «Opposition bloc» worse than all the rest attend the meetings of parliamentary committees.
If we take in General, MPs who earn more than one million hryvnias, almost did not attend the meetings of the committees of the Verkhovna Rada.
In turn Groisman
I am convinced that the current law did not give the leadership of the Parliament of effective mechanisms of influence on discipline and attendance of MPs in plenary sessions and committees.
Poroshenko agrees that for three of the absenteeism it is necessary to deprive of the Deputy mandate 18.12.2015