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 Coalition Committed to Repeal MP Immunity

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Parliamentary candidate of the People’s Front Leonid Yemets notes that tomorrow, Nov. 19, at 2.00 p.m. a final meeting of the working group will begin. The group is to approve the final version of the coalition agreement.

He stated this on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

Samopomich candidate Yehor Sobolev stated on his Facebook, that the item on the abolition of parliamentary immunity was eventually included in the draft coalition agreement.

"It's back :). The introduction to the agreement on the creation of a new parliamentary majority and the government now has three important words. "Waive the parliamentary immunity," the future MP wrote.

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In turn, the faction of Batkivshchyna proposes the new parliament's first session to begin with changes to the Constitution repealing the immunity of deputies, the president and judges. This was announced at a briefing of Batkivshchyna MP Andrii Kozhemiakin, UNIAN reports.

At the same time the norm that states that MPs are not legally liable for the results of the voting, or the statements made in the Parliament and its bodies, with the exception of liability for insult or defamation remains.

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He also said that a full agreement on the text of the coalition agreement is expected on Friday, and the preamble needs to state that the parliament shall vote for such amendments in the near future.

The negotiations on the formation of a coalition in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the VIII convocation are attended by representatives of five political forces - Poroshenko Bloc, People's Front, Samopomich, Radical Party and Batkivshchyna. Early parliamentary elections took place on Oct. 26.

 
 
 
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