The heads and delegated representatives of parliamentary factions and groups of the Verkhovna Rada signed a memorandum according to which elections in Ukraine will be held after the war, Ukrayinska Pravda has reported.
The meeting was held in Transcarpathian Region on 10-12 November in the format of the Jean Monnet Dialogues for Peace and Democracy.
The conclusions published after the event state, in particular, that the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada, heads and delegated representatives of parliamentary factions and groups of the 9th convocation "agreed that future free and fair national elections (parliamentary, presidential) should be held after the end of the war and the end of martial law with sufficient time to prepare for the elections (at least six months after the end of martial law)."
The memorandum was signed by Davyd Arakhamiya on behalf of the Servant of the People faction, Yuliya Tymoshenko for Fatherland, Iryna Herashchenko for European Solidarity, Oleksandra Ustinova for Voice, and representatives of other parliamentary groups.
The deputies agreed that the elections should be held on the basis of the current Electoral Code, with the electoral systems of national and local elections as the basis. The rules that ensure the competitiveness of candidates within the same party list should also be returned (in particular, the cancellation of the limit of 2556 of the electoral quota required to promote a candidate on the electoral list).
Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament (1989-2004), noted this step of the Ukrainian MPs.
"I am also very pleased that the factions have agreed on the principles of holding future free and fair national parliamentary and presidential elections after the end of the war and martial law," the Verkhovna Rada press service quoted Cox as saying.