Opposition may chair two parliamentary committees

Representatives of the opposition political parties in the Verkhovna Rada of the ninth convocation will be able to chair the Freedom of Speech Committee and the Human Rights and National Minorities Committee.

“So far we have talked about two committees: the Freedom of Speech Committee and the Human Rights and National Minorities Committee. But they [the opposition political forces] have their own opinion on this matter,” Oleksandr Korniyenko, the chairman of the Servant of the People party campaign headquarters, said in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

He also recalled that the Servant of the People party considered the possibility of merging some parliamentary committees within the framework of the parliament’s reform.

“The humanitarian policy committee will be merged with the youth and sports committee. Our state-building committee will deal now with the issues of elections, construction, architecture, and housing. Previously, those were two separate committees – the Committee for State-Building, Regional Policy and Local Self-Government and the Committee for Construction, Urban Development, Housing and Utilities, while the elections fell under the responsibility of the Legal Policy Committee,” he explained.

As reported, the Servant of the People party proposed to reduce the number of parliamentary committees from 27 to 22.

(C) 2019 Ukrinform

3 comments

  • Its hard to know who is opposition since Zelensky was elected. Are the opposition the Poroshenko/Tymoshenko blocks, or is the opposition the For Life/former Regions filth?

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  • Who is opposition is a very valid question.
    Reducing commitees can reduce expenses, but by how much, If you increase the workload on the members. Then some “confusion” can be introduced through different focus aspects.
    Is Z really doing good things here, or turning government on its ear to impress his youth backers?

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