Member of Ukrainian Parliament, Valeriy Pysarenko met with the delegation of the National Democratic Institute of the USA (NDI) headed by NDI Chairman of the Board of Directors, former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.
The main topics of the meeting were issues of inter-party cooperation, parliamentary reforms and building consensus within the Ukrainian parliament.
Chairman of the factions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, representatives of the USAID program in Ukraine and the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine had also attended the meeting.
Valeriy Pysarenko informed NDI representatives about current situation in Ukrainian Parliament: there is no inter-party cooperation and discussion on critical reforms for the country.
"Socially important reforms are pushed without taking into account the expert opinion of major parliamentary factions, as they are in the minority," - the MP said.
According to the politician`s opinion, even in spite of the support of many initiatives of the parliamentary majority, minority parties today cannot rely on an equitable format of the dialogue.
"As a representative of the group, which is 100% consists of deputies elected in single-mandate constituencies, I want to mention the lack of dialogue on the issue of attracting of a large number of this deputy corps to the issue of resolving the country problems, as well as the lack of support for the initiatives of such parliamentarians. The lawgiving right of constituency deputies is blocked by parliamentary majority, " - the MP added.
Valeriy Pysarenko also drew the attention of NDI representatives to the fact that the process of reforming of the electoral legislation has been frozen.
"I have developed an Electoral Code that promotes the implementation of the party system in all spheres of life, but we cannot even send it to the Venice Commission for analysis. The reason for that is it not clear. We do not see any signals about what electoral system will be proposed by parliamentary majority, - Dr. Valeriy Pysarenko explained.