Local election bill passed in first reading

18:58, 18 June 2015

Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada has passed draft law No. 2831-3 in first reading to allow the participation of political parties and blocs in a local election.

A local election bill passed in first reading / Photo from UNIAN

The bill was supported by 271 out of the 337 MPs registered in the session hall on Thursday, an UNIAN correspondent reported.

The lawmakers also voted for a shortened procedure of the finalization of this bill for a second reading.

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