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 Poroshenko introduced bill abolishing parliamentary immunity

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has offered the parliament to amend the Constitution of Ukraine in part of immunity of the parliament members.

Censor.NET reports citing the official website of the Verkhovna Rada.

The bill No. 7203 "On amending Article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine (on parliament members immunity)" has been registered in the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine guarantees parliamentary immunity to all MPs: they are not legally responsible for voting outcomes, the statements they make in the parliament and its bodies (except for defamation or assault), and cannot be indicted, detained or arrested without the parliament's consent.

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The bill offers a different wording for Article 80 of the Constitution: "Article 80. People's deputies of Ukraine are not legally responsible for voting outcomes, the statements they make in the parliament and its bodies, except for defamation or assault."

In this way, the president proposes to abolish the norm providing that MPs cannot be indicted, detained or arrested without the parliament's consent.

"The bill enters into force on Jan. 1, 2020," the text of the document reads.
 
 
 
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