Verkhovna Rada passes law on Constitutional Court of Ukraine

13.07.2017 р., 15:00

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has adopted draft law on the Constitutional Court of Ukraine in the second reading and in general.Some 245 Rada members voted for the bill at a plenary session on Thursday, July 13 Representatives of the democratic opposition, in particular, deputies from the faction "Radical party", criticized the law, and called it the way to usurpation of power by the President.

Meanwhile, Up to 300 people are rallying near the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada building in Kyiv to demand the cancellation of parliamentary immunity and early parliamentary elections.People's deputies, in particular, from the "Samopomich", "Batkivshchyna" and "Svoboda" factions block the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada.

They demand that the Parliament immediately begin to consider the petition of the Prosecutor General on removing parliamentary immunity from representative of the Opposition bloc Mikhail Dobkin. More than 1,000 other people have gathered in Mariyinsky Park near the parliament.

Security around the Rada building has been tightened, and National Police and National Guard forces have virtually surrounded it.

Verkhovna Rada passes law on Constitutional Court of Ukraine

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