“The majority election system is evil and it should be eliminated. Whereas the reduction of the electoral threshold is useful because it will let more people enter the parliament.
This opinion was expressed by Samopomich leader Andriy Sadovyi on the air of 24 TV channel.
The politician assured that Samopomich would support the amendments to the law on elections at an extraordinary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada.
“But will there be the readiness of other political forces for such a decision? Now there are some very serious discussions, and we will see everything tomorrow. In a sense, this will be a test vote. I think if tomorrow the parliament fails to vote for changes to the electoral law, then the rating of Zelensky’s party will get even higher.”
Regarding the fact that the changes to the law under discussion do not provide for the introduction of open lists, Andriy Sadovyi notes that such a law cannot be done in one day.
“I realize this, although it is a very necessary thing. But Samopomich, for example, is introducing open lists even without the law. Since May 13, regional offices of the Samopomich Union party have been holding meetings at which members of the party form a list of future candidates for people’s deputies on the Samopomich electoral list. At the same time, one-third of the future list is reserved for community activists, independent experts and potential allies.
We shall remind that earlier the leader of Samopomich stated that he did not believe in the effectiveness of the parliament and supported the appointment of early elections to the Verkhovna Rada.