Zelenskyi Wants to Criminalize Deputy’s ‘Non-Personal’ Voting
Zelenskyi said he won't sign laws where non-personal voting occurred
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi is submitting a bill to parliament to criminalize on deputy’s “non-personal” voting.
Each deputy has his own place in parliament, and his own cards to vote. However, some Ukrainian deputies ignore parliament sessions. Instead, they give their cards to other deputies to vote with.
“In the next few days, I think, the President of Ukraine will submit the changes to the Criminal Code, which criminalizes the non-personal voting in the Verkhovna Rada,” Ruslan Stefanchuk, the president’s representative in parliament told journalists before today’s meeting of the “Servant of the People” party, Ukrinform reported.
The likelihood that the bill will be adopted before parliamentary elections isn’t very large, Stefanchuk said.
Stefanchuk said that Zelenskyi won’t sign laws that are adopted where it’s clear that non-personal voting occurred.