Ukrainians Demand Poroshenko Dissolve Parliament Because Deputies Are “Robbing the Country”

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

5th July, 2016


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A petition for the early dissolution of powers of deputies of the current convocation of the Verkhovna Rada was registered on the website of the President of Ukraine.

“The elected MPs are incompetent populists. They are people who do not understand the lawmaking process or work for the benefit of the state. Their activities are bogus and corrupt, and each of the deputies are exclusively engaged in robbing the country,” stated the text of the petition.

Currently the petition has gathered 7 of the 25,000 signatures required for consideration by the President. There are 92 days before the end of the collection of signatures.

The possibility of submitting an e-petition on the website of the Ukrainian President came into effect in August 2015. This innovation managed to gain popularity among the population – the required 25,000 signatures for proposed initiatives was obtained repeatedly. The most vivid of such episodes was a petition in support of Mikhail Saakashvili as a candidate for the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine, and the proposal to send Yulia Tymoshenko as the Ambassador to Honduras.

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