Poroshenko plans to cancel parliamentary immunity in Ukraine
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced his plans to abolish parliamentary immunity in Ukraine in a statement on his official Twitter account, RIA Novosti reported.
"Starting on Monday I will raise the issue of [introducing] proportional [electoral] system and of abolishing the parliamentary immunity," Poroshenko wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Earlier in October Ukrainian President addressed the issue of parliamentary immunity during his visit to Dnepropetrovsk, where he mentioned that such a practice is no longer vital.
Currently the peoples' deputies of Ukraine cannot be held criminally liable, detained or arrested without the agreement of the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.
Late in February Ukraine's parliament adopted a law cancelling the parliamentary privilege which included material aid and priority accommodation at hotels to the incumbent members of parliament.
On Sunday, October 26 Ukrainians will vote in early parliamentary elections.