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 Only deputies themselves can reduce their number, - Rada Speaker Hroisman

The number of the Verkhovna Rada deputies can only be reduced if 300 MPs amend the Constitution.

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman stated during his working visit to Ivano-Frankivsk region, Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"The comprehensive optimization of the number of MPs in the Ukrainian parliament is possible but it's a matter of the Constitution and the political consensus among the key political forces," he said. According to Hroisman, it is possible to talk about optimization but it is the factions that should decide when it will happen since such a decision must be supported by 300 MPs.

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It should be reminded that Hroisman expressed opinion during a meeting of the Constitutional Commission in late October that a reduction in the number of MPs could positively affect the performance of the parliament.

E-petition to reduce the number of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to 100 that was earlier created on the official website of the President of Ukraine has gathered 25,000 supporters necessary for its consideration.

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