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Politics 2019-10-15T05:24:04+03:00
Ukrainian news
Rada Fails To Accept Resignation Of MPs Babak And Konstantinovskyi

Rada Fails To Accept Resignation Of MPs Babak And Konstantinovskyi

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has failed to accept resignation of Verkhovna Rada member Olena Babak from the faction of the Samopomich Party.

With 226 votes required, 141 and 151 lawmakers voted for resolution No.6375, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

After the first vote MP Babak called on the Parliament to support her decision, but the Rada failed to do so.

MP Babak was elected to the Verkhovna Rada on the party ticket of Samopomich (No.8).

In March 2017, MP Babak tendered resignation as she does not see herself in politics.

Later she requested the Verkhovna Rada not to vote on her resignation until adoption of a new wording of the law on utility services.

The Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on November 9.

The Verkhovna Rada has refused to terminate a parliamentary mandate of the Member of Parliament Viacheslav Konstantinovskyi (non-affiliated).

184 parliamentary members backed the bill No.7087 while minimum 226 votes are required to pass the legislation.

After the voting, Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy said that he intended to repeatedly put the bill on termination of the parliamentary mandate of Konstantinovskyi and MP Olena Babak (the Samopomich Association parliamentary faction) up for voting at the parliamentary meeting in the afternoon.

Konstantinovskyi was elected to the Parliament from single-seat electoral district No.220 (Kyiv) on the mandate from the People's Front political party.

In 2015, he left the People's Front parliamentary faction.

If the Parliament cancels his mandate, the Central Election Commission will have to schedule a mid-term snap election in the district.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Yulia Vusenko, former secretary of the Lutsk city council, will enter the Verkhovna Rada after resignation of MP Babak.

On July 13, Konstantinovskyi stated he voluntarily diverted himself of his parliamentary duties.