MPs want to “cut back” weekend and forced to vote


Ukrainian MPs suggest to “reduce the appetite” a relative of one of the forms of their work

This was stated by the head of the Committee of voters of Ukraine Oleksiy Koshel.

“The Ukrainian Parliament is too much resting. We have an informal vacation for about a month. There are Easter holidays – also a month when Parliament is actually in a format of work with voters, but for the majority of the deputies, it’s time to rest,” he said.

Moreover, Koshel said that the current situation is unacceptable, because the performance indicators of the Verkhovna Rada are “far from ideal”.

“Given the low indicator of the effectiveness of the Ukrainian Parliament, need to reduce appetite to rest”, — he stressed.

It should be clarified that for the entire may period, 15 MPs did not vote a single time. 71 MP missed 90% of the vote in Parliament. Only in may was held 12 plenary weeks, in which 462 were held a vote.

Recall from the beginning of 2017 from the salaries of MPs for missing meetings of the Verkhovna Rada was withheld 1.7 million hryvnia. This was reported by the Committee of voters of Ukraine.

So, according to the organization, “as a result of payroll only for the days actually worked during the first quarter of 2017 formed savings of funds allocated for payment of salaries of people’s deputies of Ukraine, in the amount of 1748,7 thousand hryvnias”.

According to the study Committee, only 10% (41 out of 423) deputies attended all meetings of the Parliament this year. The rest of the MPs have missed one or more sessions of the Parliament, and accordingly, they have not received part of their salaries. It should be noted that some members did not appear in Parliament within a few months.

So, 13 MPs have never voted, of which, according to written registration 11 were absent for unknown reasons. Five of these deputies are under investigation, fled the country or wrote a statement of abdication.

Five of these deputies Yevhen Bakulin, Sergey Klyuev, Alexandr Onishenko, Vyacheslav Konstantinovsky, and Dmitry Yarosh — was absent also in March 2018.

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