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 Poroshenko approves extension of amendments to Constitution consideration term by parliament

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill on changes in the Verkhovna Rada rules concerning the adoption of amendments to the Constitution supported Jan. 28.

Censor.NET reports citing the president's press office.

"The President has signed the law of Ukraine No.948-VIII on amendments to the Article 149 of the rules of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, which was voted by the parliament today (Jan. 28) and submitted for the president's signature," the statement reads.

Read more: Rada extends term to amend Constitution

The bill amends Article 149 of the Rules of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the procedure of amending the Constitution of Ukraine. From now on, the rules include a regulation stipulating that draft amendments to the Constitution, which had been adopted in the first reading during one regular session and not considered as a whole at the next regular session, can be considered during a regular session that follows that one. This means that the term for consideration of amendments to the Constitution as a whole has been extended to two sessions after the one during which an amendment had been adopted in the first reading.

 
 
 
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