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Rada passes law on lustration at third attempt

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Rada passes law on lustration at third attempt
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The Ukrainian parliament has adopted the law on lustration at the third attempt.

A total of 231 out of the 246 MPs registered in the session hall voted for the bill, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent said.

The head of the working group which finalized the bill on lustration, Yuriy Derevianko, said that the adopted document differed from the bill considered by the parliament at first reading.

He said that the provisions that contradict the current Constitution were removed from the bill.

"All elected posts such as MPs, the commissioner for human rights, judges of the Constitutional Court have been excluded from this law (the law doesn't apply to them)," the lawmaker said.

Derevianko also noted that the family circle of an official, who are to submit their assets and income declarations, has been reduced to those family members who live with the official and share a common household.

Earlier on Tuesday, Ukrainian MPs failed to pass this legislative initiative, to which Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov said that lawmakers will not leave the session hall until the bill is adopted.

The document envisages the establishment of a lustration authority.

Source: RBC-Ukraine
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