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“Opposition Platform-For Life” wants control over freedom of speech committee – Interfax-Ukraine

The Opposition Platform-For Life Party will insist on a Verkhovna Rada deputy speaker’s position and supervising the Freedom of Speech Committee and the Rules Committee, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

‘The opposition must get supervisory committees, first of all, the Freedom of Speech Committee and the Rules Committee,” Oleksandr Puzanov elected MP from the Opposition Platform-For Life Party told reporters on Wednesday before the meeting of the parliamentary group for preparing the first plenary meeting of the 9th Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada.

He said that in some democratic countries the opposition receives the budget committee.

“Of course, the opposition always gets the position of a parliament deputy speaker,” Puzanov said.

“These are the positions we will be insisting on. I think we will have 22 or 23 committees. The Servant of the People has made a decision regarding 22 committees,” Puzanov said.

Besides, the opposition will insist on establishing a committee to promote “comprehensive resolution of problems in Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” he said.

Interfax-Ukraine

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