Servant of the People leader on new law: MP may lose seat if skips sessions

11:19, 24 July 2019
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"The procedure will have to be formalized. One of the formats we have considered is a referendum to recall a lawmaker. These could be rules that are enshrined in law: if you do not go to work, let's say, for 30% of the time you have to be at work... This will be stipulated in law. If you skip 30% of [parliamentary] sessions, you will lose your seat in parliament," he said in an interview for the RBC Ukraine media outlet.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Presidential Envoy to Parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would submit to the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's Parliament, a bill introducing criminal liability for the so called "piano voting", i.e. multiple voting when lawmakers vote for their absent fellow legislators.

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