Poroshenko responds to petition on recalling MPs
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asked the Constitutional Commission to study the possibility of including provisions in the Basic Law regarding the possibility of recalling the MPs, according to his response to the e-petition on the introduction of a mechanism to recall MPs from their posts, published on the presidential website.
"Taking into account the relevance of the issues on strengthening control of the work of MPs and considerable public attention to these issues, I proposed to Chairman of the Constitutional Commission, Chairman of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman to provide a thorough and comprehensive review of the above-mentioned e-petition regarding the possibility of recalling MPs on a popular initiative," Poroshenko said.
According to the president, the author of this petition, the representatives of political parties, government agencies, civil society institutions, legal scholars and experts should be involved in addressing this issue.
Read alsoPoroshenko: No elections in Donbas means "dead end"In addition, Poroshenko said that the new law on local elections of July 14, 2015 had settled procedure for recalling the deputies of local councils. In addition, the Law on Local Self-Government was supplemented by the possibility of recalling municipal and rural chairmen on popular initiative.
Before considering any further legislative amendments on these issues, it is necessary to check how these mechanisms practically work, but now changing them is inappropriate, Poroshenko says.