When communicating with journalists, chairman of the Samopomich Union faction in the Verkhovna Rada, Oleh Bereziuk, spoke in more detail about the mechanism of forming party lists for the upcoming parliamentary elections. Thus, the ranking process has already begun and will last until May 27. It is carried out through the party members’ voting in the regions – whoever they support gets a higher place on the general list.
The parliamentarian explains: “The Samopomich list will consist of three parts – current MPs, who will be rated by regional Samopomich centres; our political colleagues from regions, who will also be rated by their regional offices. The third part will comprise high-quality public figures, journalists, and activists from other political forces.”
This way of forming the list fully complies with the law on elections to the Verkhovna Rada on a proportional basis with open lists, for which the current parliamentary majority does not want to vote. In addition, as a result of this ranking procedure, more than 80% of the Samopomich list will consist of “fresh faces” for the parliament.