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If you need a support fromotherelected officials, you promise them to vote for their billin exchangefor theirvotes.

Ukrainiandeputies went evenfurther thana simpletrading of votes. They trade their ID cards.If you need my vote, you cantake my ID card and use it to vote for your bill.

Here is an amazing video that shows a session from Ukraine’s Parliament. Click on this link and watch from :29 to 1:00. You will see how a deputy checks in dozens of his colleagues.

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