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Rada sends two bills on immunity to Constitutional Court

The deputies tentatively approved the waiver of immunity.

Rada sends two bills on immunity to Constitutional Court
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Parliament has sent two bills abolishing parliamentary immunity to the Constitutional Court.

Presidential bill No 7203 was supported by 336 MPs, while the bill drafted by lawmakers (No 6773) had 328 votes.

In 2015, parliament sent a bill on the abolition of parliamentary immunity to the Constitutional Court and received a positive review in four months.

But this bill could not be submitted for consideration because of a legal collision. The issue of the immunity of judges, also laid down in the bill, has been resolved in the course of judicial reform and hence a new bill on amendments to the constitution on the abolition of parliamentary immunity was needed.

One of the demands of the rally for greater political reform that started on 17 October near the Ukrainian parliament is the removal of MP immunity. Two other demands are the creation of an anticorruption court and electoral reform.