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Rada adopts law on impeachment of president

09/10/2019 12:41:12 pm
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The Verkhovna Rada has adopted on law No. 1012 "On the special procedure for removing the President of Ukraine from office (impeachment)" as a whole, - correspondent of OstroV reports.

245 people's deputies voted for the corresponding decision.

The law was reviewed and adopted by a shortened procedure.

As previously reported, President Volodymyr Zelensky introduced to the Verkhovna Rada a bill on the special procedure for removing the President of Ukraine from office (impeachment).

The bill stipulates that the impeachment procedure is initiated by the majority of people's deputies of Ukraine, after what a temporary commission of inquiry is created, which will "prepare conclusions and proposals on the investigated circumstances of the commission of treason or other crime by the President of Ukraine".

After the Verkhovna Rada decides to accuse the president, the parliament should appeal to the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court.

"The decision to remove the President of Ukraine from office by impeachment is taken only if the findings of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and the Supreme Court show compliance with the requirements of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine", - the bill says.

The decision on impeachment will be considered adopted if at least three-fourths of the deputies from the constitutional composition of the Verkhovna Rada vote for it.