Today the People's Deputies took the first step towards reforming the Parliament by adopting, in the first reading, Draft Law No. 7550, according to which posts in the Committees will be distributed among the deputy factions and groups on the "D'Hondt method" - one after another.
For the capture of the relevant document, 241 deputies voted for the basis.
The initiators of the Draft Law are Valeriy Pysarenko and a group of People's Deputies.
According to the authors of the document, its goal is to introduce a "transparent and efficient" way of distributing the positions of chairmen of committees, first deputies, deputy chairpersons, secretaries and committee members, depending on the size of the deputy factions on the basis of their proposals on the "D'Hondt method".
The principle of d'Hondt provides that the posts are distributed among the deputy factions and groups consistently, one after another. The next post is received by the deputy faction or the group having the largest quota.
After each received position, the quota of the deputy fraction or group is recounted taking into account the new number of posts received.
The Draft Law also provides that factions and groups submit proposals for posts in the committee in order of priority, beginning with those deputy associations whose number is the largest.
If the Draft Law adopted in the second reading, the Law will come into force from the day of the beginning of the work of the Verkhovna Rada of the ninth convocation.