OPORA's statement on dissolution of the Central Election Commission
Today, on September 13, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine implemented a political agreement on early dissolution of the CEC. 341 MPs of Ukraine voted for this decision.
Verkhovna Rada dismissed members of the Central Election Commission
On September 13, Verkhovna Rada voted on the dissolution of the Central Election Commission. This decision was supported by 341 MPs.
New Parliament must ensure its own institutional independence - OPORA's statement
Taking into consideration publicly announced intentions to consider lifting immunity of MPs on the very first day of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of IX convocation, Civil Network OPORA calls on newly-elected MPs of Ukraine to take this matter responsibly and with consideration of international standards. Decisions based on the popularity of pre-election promises can significantly weaken the institutional capacity of Parliament and independence of MPs.