Constitutional changes on Ukrainian Parliament’s agenda

epa07800605 Newly elected deputies take the oath of office during a session of the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, 29 August 2019. It was the first parliamentary session following the general elections in the country. Ukrainians took part in the parliamentary elections on 21 July 2019 after President Volodymyr Zelensky dissolved previous parliament during his inauguration on 21 May 2019. EPA-EFE/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

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The first official meeting of Ukraine’s newly-elected parliament took place on August 29, 2019. Ukrainian MPs plan to amend the Constitution.

The Constitution is amended at two sessions, with 226 votes needed for the first reading and 300 for the second.

The Livy Bereh outlet reports that the amendments to the Constitution will affect the reduction of the deputy corps from 450 persons to 300.

Before the first session opened, the newly elected lawmakers took the oath before the Parliament, the text of which is determined by Article 79 of the Constitution of Ukraine.

The oldest MP opened the first sitting of the first session of the newly elected Verkhovna Rada. After that, the preparatory deputy group reported on the work done before the first session of the Verkhovna Rada of the new convocation.

Via Ukraine Info

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