Parliament may hold the “package” voting, the Central election Commission, accounting chamber and the Ombudsman – Deputy speaker

Vice-speaker of the Parliament Oksana Syroid does not exclude that on the day of voting for the candidate for the post of the Parliament Commissioner for human rights put to the consideration of the question of the renewal of the composition of the Central election Commission.

“Today the Ombudsman has become a politically bargaining. When will consider of the Ombudsman, I think that on the same day will be considered by the CEC, the composition of the chamber of accounts to all share at once in one package… package “pagereboot”. And this is a sad story,” said Syroid reporters on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday in Kiev.

At the same time Vice-speaker noted that the initiatives of the public human rights organizations on possible candidates for this post and left words. “Unfortunately, none of the human rights organizations did not come to Parliament in order to defend one or another candidate,” said Syroid.

As previously reported, the deadline for the budget Committee of the Parliament has re-announced a contest of candidates to the audit chamber (deadline ends June 19).

As reported, President of Ukraine introduced to the Verkhovna Rada a draft resolution on the appointment of the CEC members 11 people. Relevant document No. 4790 published on the parliamentary portal 3 July 2016. He also introduced a draft resolution on the dismissal of 12 members of the CEC, including the head Mikhail Okhendovsky.

October 3, 2016, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy paruby announced the intention to appeal to the President Petro Poroshenko with a proposal to re-introduce the idea of appointing members of the Central election Commission. On 25 November the speaker of the Parliament stated that the President is willing, if necessary, modify the proposed candidates to the new composition of the CEC.

As is known, 12 of the 15 members of the CEC, seven-year term expired on June 1, 2014, but they continue to perform their duties on the basis of changes in the law of Ukraine “On Central election Commission”, which was amended in March 2014 to ensure continuity of the election process during the presidential election campaign.

On March 2, detectives of the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine completed pre-trial investigation against the head of the accounting chamber of Ukraine Roman Maguta and one of the members of the chamber. March 13, Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office (SAP) sent to the court indictment against the head and officer of the chamber. April 4 the Verkhovna Rada proceeded to the appointment of new members of the chamber.

According to Parubiy, the parliamentary Committee on budget has 29 candidates for the audit chamber. The Verkhovna Rada is to elect 9 members of the chamber. The head of the EU delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli calls on the Parliament as soon as possible to elect new members of the chamber.

The term of office of the current Ombudsman Valeria Lutkovska has expired 27 APR 2017. The Verkhovna Rada Committee on human rights, national minorities and interethnic relations considered and endorsed three candidates submitted by deputies to the post of the parliamentary Commissioner for human rights (Ombudsman).