Oleh Bereziuk: “The government wants to keep everything the way it is – a swamp in which oligarchic forces croak”

The Verkhovna Rada must abolish the parliamentary immunity as soon as possible and adopt a law on elections on a proportional basis with open lists, believes the leader of the Samopomich Union faction Oleh Bereziuk.

“Today there are two important bills to be considered. And it doesn’t matter in the least whether this parliament will be dissolved early or will finish its term. The law of Ukraine on the abolition of immunity, the law of Ukraine on elections on a proportional basis with open lists are a guarantee that in the future there will be no such chaos as we have now. And this will be a gift from this parliament, which has done a lot, to the future parliament. So far it looks like they want to keep everything the way it is – a swamp in which oligarchic forces croak.”

Bereziuk says that MPs are not doing what they promised:

“We are talking about everything and anything, but not about what was promised by the current president and parliament. Not a word has been said about the abolition of parliamentary immunity. Because those who failed to punish evil when they promised to are very much scared of letting go their protection. This law must be submitted to parliament and voted for.

Why aren’t we talking about elections to the Verkhovna Rada on the basis of open lists? Because somebody wants to keep the opportunity to push through their oligarchic clique to the parliament and continue to rule the country.”

Samopomich also urges not to be afraid of early elections. People will choose the ones they see fit anyway.

The party does not see any problems with the date of inauguration either. Oleh Bereziuk notes:

“It was not us who were chosen by 73%. The newly elected president promised, received support, and we are obliged to support the date he wants. If he wants to make it earlier, we shall let him take office earlier and fulfil his promises.”

“People are watching us; they have created a new form of electoral revolution, which has not yet existed, because they want peace, stability, well-being and a free sovereign Ukrainian state that respects people,” concluded Bereziuk.

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