The Verkhovna Rada has voted down the appointment of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine according to its quota, - correspondent of OstroV reports.
Judicial Candidates Olha Bodnar-Petrovska (the Batkivshchyna quota), Natalia Denysenko (the Voice quota), Yuriy Pavlenko (the OPFL quota) and Mykola Siryi (the European Solidarity quota) did not poll the required number of votes.
After that, speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov called on the relevant committee to prepare a repeated competition for judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.
As previously reported, the Constitutional Court ruled on the case on proposal of 47 people's deputies of Ukraine on October 27, having canceled Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code, which provides for liability for doubtful declaring. The National Agency on Corruption Prevention closed access to the Unified State Register of Declarations on October 28 due to the decision of the Constitutional Court. The NABU stated that all cases on doubtful declaring would be closed due to the decision of the Constitutional Court, and officials convicted of abuses would avoid responsibility.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky introduced a draft law to the Verkhovna Rada, which proposes to terminate the powers of the entire composition of the Constitutional Court. In particular, the bill says that the decision of the Constitutional Court of October 27 is "null and void (it does not create legal consequences), such that was adopted by the judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine in conditions of a real conflict of interest". Zelensky proposes to terminate the powers of judges of the Constitutional Court from the date of entry into force of the law, and suggests the subjects of appointment of judges to immediately begin the procedure for the competitive selection of a new composition of the court.