Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of the 8th convocation Andriy Parubiy has signed the Electoral Code, which provides for open lists.

“The chairman of the profile committee of the Verkhovna Rada today signed the Electoral Code with open lists. And that opened the way for me to sign the law, and I immediately signed the Electoral Code. Thanks to every MP who voted for the Electoral Code!” he said.

Recall that the draft Electoral Code provides for the introduction of a proportional electoral system with open party lists in the elections of people’s deputies, as well as changing the electoral system in local elections. More than 4,500 amendments were rejected before the final vote.

A representative of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk, for his part, declared that the new Electoral Code was approved by the Verkhovna Rada in violation of the regulation.

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