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There is now a chance that the political deadlock around the law on parliamentary election will be solved. Parliament earlier this month found rare consensus to vote to create a temporary special commission to draft a new law on elections.

The Venice Commission and other international experts have repeatedly told Ukraine that the rules for elections have to be created openly, and based on public debate, and have wide political support to guarantee public trust in the election and its result.

As a presidential adviser and a member of the Venice Commission, I have been making this point for the last year while the law was being drafted.
Parliament will make a final decision on the election system, and the president agrees with this point. Therefore, the fact that several competing drafts have been submitted is also positive.

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