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Parliament to vote on land reform “in a day or two” – sources

The pro-presidential faction will meet in the president’s office tonight.

Parliament to vote on land reform “in a day or two” – sources
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The Servant of the People pro-presidential faction will meet at 7.30 p.m. today, sources in the faction have told LB.ua.

“There will be a final vote on land in a day or two. This is a principled position of the presidential office… Otherwise there will be a default,” the source said without disclosing more details.

Several other sources in the faction confirmed this information.

The controversial bill on the farmland market had its first reading in mid-November 2019. Over 4,000 amendments were tabled before the second reading. As reported on 5 March, MPs were yet to consider 20% of the amendments.

Under the bill, the ban on the sale of farmland will be lifted as of October 2020. Ukrainian nationals and companies without foreign beneficiaries will be able to buy up to 10,000 hectares per person or entity.

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