MOSCOW, October 3 – Novosti. A bill proposing to deprive deputies of parties banned in Ukraine of all their powers has been submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
“Establish that the prohibition of the activities of a political party is the basis for suspending the exercise of the powers of a people’s deputy of Ukraine elected from such a political party, determined by part two of Article 6 of the Law of Ukraine “On the status of a people’s deputy of Ukraine”, as well as for the early termination of the powers of deputies of a local council, from local organization of which (parties) were nominated and the relevant persons were elected as deputies of the local council,” the text of the explanatory note to the bill, published on the website of the Rada, says.
In particular, according to the document, a deputy who was a party member at the time the court decided to ban a party cannot participate in parliamentary meetings, the work of parliamentary factions, temporary special commissions, participate in the development of draft laws, and participate in parliamentary hearings. He also loses the powers of the chairman, first deputy chairman, deputy chairman or secretary of a committee, a temporary special commission without a separate decision by parliament.
“He cannot be elected to the positions of the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, first deputy and deputy chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; he cannot join parliamentary factions (groups) or unite in such factions (groups),” the document says.
The entry into force of the court decision to ban the party is proposed to be made the basis for the early termination of the powers of deputies of local councils of such a political force.
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“If a court decides to ban a political party … a person who was elected from such a party as a people’s deputy of Ukraine, a deputy of a local council, from the moment of termination of his powers for ten years, does not have the right to hold positions in state authorities and local self-government bodies, in including in the positions of judges, employees of internal affairs bodies, the prosecutor’s office of Ukraine and other law enforcement agencies,” the explanatory note says.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a law banning “pro-Russian” parties in Ukraine on May 14. Later, by a court decision, 16 parties were banned in Ukraine, including the Opposition Bloc, Socialists, Justice and Development, Ours , Derzhava, Vladimir Saldo Bloc, Socialist Party of Ukraine , Left Opposition “, “Party of Sharia”, ” Opposition platform – For life “.