The parliament's official journal Holos Ukrainy (Voice of Ukraine) has published controversial changes in the rules of the Verkhovna Rada adopted Jan. 28 and signed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the same day. Consequently, the law will come into force the day following the publication, Censor.NET reports citing INSIDER.
The adopted bill allows the parliament considering amendments to the Constitution not only during the ordinary session following the one, which they have been prior approved at. According to the previous version of the rules, if amendments to the Constitution are not adopted as a whole at the session following the one, which they have been adopted in the first reading at, such a bill is considered as not adopted.
In addition, the changes allowing the new composition of the Verkhovna Rada to complete the adoption of the constitutional amendments, which were approved in the first reading by the previous composition, have been introduced.