09.03.2015. Сomment “100 days of Verkhovna Rada”, DIF, OPORA, Center UA

During a press conference, Director of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DiF) ​​Irina Bekeshkina  presented a recent public opinion poll conducted by the Foundation.

She noted that voters are generally satisfied with the representatives they have chosen to the Parliament, and with which parties passed electoral threshold, but they are not happy with the work of the Verkhovna Rada in general. “With regard to the Parliament it is dominated by distrust, 57% said they did not trust the Parliament and only 31% said they did. Interesting is the fact that after the elections in 2014 only half of respondents (52%) were able to tell who was elected in their district. The situation looked better after 2012 election, when awareness about re-elected deputies was significantly higher – 63% “-  added expert.

Meanwhile Civil Network “OPORA” published a data on how often MPs are visiting plenary sessions on the basis of 100 days of the Verkhovna Rada. Coordinator of electoral and parliamentary programs of “OPORA” Olga Aivazovska presented the following data: the most disciplined parties: “People’s Front” (89%); “Self-reliance” (85%); “Block Petra Poroshenko” (84%).

A look at the work of the Parliament from NGOs perspective, including the movement “Chesno” and the Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR), presented the head of the NGO “Center UA” Oleh Rybachuk.

Analyzing the work of parliamentary committees, activists noted that the most disciplined is the Legal Affairs Committee. “In this committee timely transcripts, audio recordings and protocols are being published regularly” – said Rybachuk. Experts also noted the good work of Veterans Affairs Committee and the Budget Committee.

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