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A new electoral system without a majoritarian component is a step towards change

14:38 22.05.2019

Batkivshchyna supports the legislative initiative to introduce a new electoral system that will not have a majoritarian component.

“We need to urgently change our election law because it is the basis of the political system in Ukraine. Let’s vote for a new electoral system and take the first step. We need a new responsible electoral system without the majoritarian component. The next parliamentary elections should be held according to the new system,” Batkivshchyna faction leader Yulia Tymoshenko said while addressing the extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada today.

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According to the politician, if the old electoral system is kept then the “backroom deals and corrupt procedures of the current Verkhovna Rada” will remain and will have the same consequences.

“There is one question to the new President and those who are ‘for’ and ‘against’ the new law – some in this hall want prosperity for the country, others want to increase the capitalization of their business,” said Yulia Tymoshenko.