Ukraine's Rada fails to vote for election law amendments
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, did not include presidential bill No. 10319 and an alternative one in its agenda; both documents are designed to amend some laws of Ukraine to revamp the electoral system for the snap parliamentary elections.
Only 92 out of the 254 MPs registered in the session hall voted to include the motion in the agenda, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
The alternative bill was submitted by four lawmakers. It proposes amendments to the Law "On the Elections of Members of Parliament of Ukraine" (on holding elections on open party lists, No. 10319-1).
Today's meeting of the Verkhovna Rada was closed without any decisions passed. The next parliament meeting is scheduled for May 28.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky proposed amendments to the current electoral legislation, in particular the abolition of the majority system and the 3% vote threshold.