Zelensky urges MPs not to turn parliament into election campaigning platform

Zelensky urges MPs not to turn parliament into election campaigning platform

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged people's deputies to support over the next two months the reformist bills developed by Ukrainian and Western specialists.

The head of state wrote this on his Facebook page.

"I urge people's deputies not to use over the next two months the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada for their personal PR and not to turn the Ukrainian parliament into a platform for the election campaigns of old parties. Despite the fact that your activity has almost completely destroyed the legitimacy of the Verkhovna Rada, you have the chance to restore at least a bit public confidence in a representative democracy. To do so, you only have to begin to finally vote for reformist bills that were developed by Ukrainian and Western specialists," Zelensky said.

According to him, these legislative initiatives "remained unconsidered for many years, although citizens and the country are waiting for them."

Zelensky expressed confidence that the Central Election Commission would fulfill its functional responsibilities in organizing the electoral process.

The campaign for early parliamentary elections began in Ukraine on May 24.

President Zelensky announced the dissolution of parliament in his inaugural speech on May 20. On May 21, he signed a decree on the early termination of parliamentary powers. The decree came into force on May 23 following its publication in the government's Uriadovy Kurier newspaper.

Snap parliamentary elections are due to take place on July 21.


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