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 Darft amendmets to Constitution on decentralization submitted to Rada

Head of the Committee on legal policy, Petro Poroshenko Bloc MP Ruslan Kniazevych registered a bill on pre-approval of the draft amendments to Constitution of Ukraine on decentralization.

This is announced by Censor.NET citing the Verkhovna Rada official website.

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The text of the draft has not yet been published on the Parliament's website.

As reported by UNIAN, the same Committee decided yesterday to recommend the Rada to pre-approve the president's bill on amendments to Constitution on decentralization (No. 2217a).

The Verkhovna Rada submitted the draft amendment to Constitution on decentralization of power to the Constitutional Court on July 16 in order to obtain opinion on its compliance with articles 157 and 158 of Constitution of Ukraine.

On July 31, the Constitutional Court published its opinion regarding the bill, recognizing it as complying with Constitution of Ukraine and not aiming at liquidation of independence or infringement of territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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According to the Rada procedure rules, the Parliament shall pre-approve the bill in the first reading with at least of 226 votes. At the next session, at least 300 votes of Ukrainian MPs are required for passing the bill on amendments to Constitution.

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman signed a decree to convene plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Aug. 31. This is when the bill on amendments to Constitution on decentralization of power will be voted.
 
 
 
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