A group of deputies asked the Parliament a bill which proposes to carry out mandatory mental health and substance abuse examination of candidates for the post of President of Ukraine. The relevant document appeared on 7 December on the website of the Verkhovna Rada.
The bill № 9379 proposes to amend the law on elections of the President of Ukraine and add items to conduct mandatory examinations of candidates for the position of head of the Ukrainian state by a psychiatrist and the psychiatrist.
The bill was introduced by deputies from the faction of the Radical party, including Oleg Lyashko and Igor Moseychuk.
We will remind, presidential election in Ukraine held on 31 March 2019.
As reported by “FACTS”, the Verkhovna Rada voted to hold the next presidential elections in Ukraine on 31 March 2019. The draft resolution on the holding of elections has submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine speaker Andrew Parubiy. Voted 298 MPs. Voting for elections took place immediately after voting for the imposition of martial law. Also recall that previously, many political experts have expressed the opinion that the imposition of martial law will make it impossible to conduct presidential elections in Ukraine.
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