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Speaker to offer parliament to relax demands to top prosecutor

Lawmakers may drop a requirement for chief prosecutor to have a degree in law.

Speaker to offer parliament to relax demands to top prosecutor
Yuriy Lutsenko

Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy Tuesday has said he will put on the agenda a bill that does not require the prosecutor-general to have previous job experience as prosecutor and relevant education background.

"Today, I plan to offer MPs to include the bill on prosecution reform in the agenda. And if they wish so, put it to vote," the speaker said.

The plenary session is expected to start at 16:00 Kiev time on 10 May.

On 21 April, the legislators voted down the proposal to put bill No 4469 on the agenda.

Parubiy said that President Petro Poroshenko has only one candidate for chief prosecutor in mind, that is the head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction, Yuriy Lutsenko, who has neither any experience as prosecutor nor a law degree.