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 Five Parties Agreed on Position and Signed Coalition Agreement

литвин коалиция

Poroshenko Bloc, the People’s Front, Samopomich, the Radical Party and Batkivshchyna have agreed common position and signed the coalition agreement this night.

A source in parliament told LigaBusinessInform, Censor.NET informs.

A source named the main points of the agreement: the newly elected MPs will abolish parliamentary immunity. The impeachment of the president procedure will also be worked out and approved. Another point of the agreement is the integration into the European Union and the implementation of all the articles of the association agreement on this way.

All five parties - members of the coalition have also documented that the non-aligned status of Ukraine will be abolished. According to the agreement, Ukraine now aims to enter into the Alliance instead.

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In addition, the agreement provides for the adoption of a new electoral system by the coalition members. That is to void the majority election system and adopt a proportional system with open lists. The coalition members also agreed to introduce the decentralization of the government in Ukraine.

Besides, the parties agreed that Ukraine will return control of Crimea and file claims against Russia. Ukraine will also create permanent bases of the Armed Forces in eastern Ukraine, and will be allocating no less than 3% of GDP for defense. The agreement envisages creation of the Anti-Corruption Bureau and the National Agency for countering corruption. In addition, the National Police will be established within the framework of the Internal Ministry reform.

The parties also agreed to introduce de-communization and ban Soviet and Nazi symbols and propaganda. Furthermore, mayoral elections will be held in two rounds in the major cities, and there will be fewer deputies in the local councils. Presentation of the agreement will take place today at 12:30 p.m. on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada.

Later, this information was confirmed by representatives of political forces outside the parliament building, UNIAN reports.

Coalition talks began at 05:00 p.m. Thursday and ended about 2.00 am Friday.

"We have initialed the coalition agreement. There are signatures of five political forces representatives, who worked on the text of the coalition agreement," Samopomich representative Oksana Syroiid said.

 
 
 
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