How people dismiss the Deputy: the first experience in Ukraine

The first time in Ukraine dismissed the Deputy. Voters in Kamenskoye (Dneprodzerzhinsk former) did not suit the style of work of the Deputy of city Council Yury Litvinenko, and they achieved it. This had to audit its activities and to collect 1,800 signatures for his resignation.

SCANDAL. According to the head of the BPP in Camenca city Council Natalya Shkurenko, the story began a year ago. She claims that Litvinenko worked for the County for which was secured. “He didn’t even have a public reception, and when people were able to catch him, he refused to help. In addition, the Deputy the money he spent not on the district, and dealing with personal issues, as confirmed by the test. With his district often came to complain to people, but in my last visit said, “There is a law by which it may be withdrawn, and we want to do it,” — told us Shkurenko. In late January of this year began the procedure for recall of a Deputy, which became possible after the adoption of the Law “On local elections”. It, recall, the Parliament voted in 2015. In the end, the deprivation Litvinenko mandate was supported by 1.8 thousand people of his district, of the necessary 1.4 thousand for 17 March this year, the Congress of the BPP has decided to withdraw the Deputy, and on March 19 this decision is approved by the territorial election Commission.

However, Litvinenko himself believes that the mandate he was deprived unjustly. “This year alone ten times I helped the disabled in his constituency, and has allocated money for school. Saying that I did not appear at the sessions, but of the 14 I missed only two, and that due to heart attack, and is ready to confirm the documents. And dismissing me due to the fact that I opposed the faction leader — she wanted to be chair of the budget Committee, and I did not agree,” — told “Today” the ex-Deputy. In the future he plans to defend its position in court.

PROCEDURE. By law, the Deputy can lose the mandate for skipping sessions, lack of work with voters and the lack of progress report. The procedure is simple: if the Deputy was elected in multimember districts, it is necessary to collect a number of signatures equal to the electoral quota. For example, for the city in which 300 thousand people and 100 MPs, is 3 thousand signatures. After the “resignation” of the Deputy, the next number in the party list. In the case Kamensky it is Anton Gusev, who, according to Shkurenko, the elections in 2015 will not get all three voices. If MP were elected in single-mandate constituency, that requires half of all its voters. After collecting the signatures they need to check a TICK, to replace the Deputy will need to hold new elections.

The experience of the world: critique, language and the Crimea

Worldwide recall of a Deputy of any level — quite normal practice. Recently, the Egyptian Parliament was deprived of the mandate of the Deputy of Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat, accusing him of insulting the legislative Assembly and forged the signatures of colleagues.

At the end of last year the Deputy of the city Duma of Daugavpils (Latvia) Vladislav Bojarun deprived of the mandate because of the poor knowledge of the Latvian language. The Deputy acknowledged that language proficiency, but stated that this was not the reason for the termination of his powers. Also last fall, the all-China Assembly of people’s representatives are deprived of 45 MPs mandates due to the allegations of bribery of voters and bribery.
But in Hong Kong, the deputies of the Parliament of Sixtus Luang and Yu Wai-chin has lost his powers for blocking of work of the government and inaction — 12 days of their work they didn’t vote for a single rule.

Finally, the Russian state Duma last summer deprived of the mandate Ilya Ponomarev. He, recall, was the only one in the Russian Parliament who did not support the annexation of Crimea.