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Mainstream draw up the rating of activity of deputies in Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

18.01.2010

Mainstream Communication & Consulting initiated carrying out of the rating of activity of deputies in the sixth Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Such research has been conducted in Ukraine for the first time.

The Company President Valentyn Korolko told about the rating results at a press conference, which took place in the information agency Interfax-Ukraine on January 14, 2010. Participants of the press conference were Mykola Churilov, General Director of "Socis" Research Center and the project co-partner; and Vasyl Zorya, editor-in-chief of the magazine "Narodnyi Deputat" (People’s Deputy).

The research aim was to show objective, truthful and unbiased information on work of people’s deputies to the society. For the analysis were used data from the official website of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Parliament members were rated in the following nominations:

1. "Most disciplined deputy";

2. "Most active deputy in sessional hall";

3. "Law making activity";

4. "Vigorous activity of young deputies".

Assessing the work of the sixth Verkhovna Rada, Valentyn Korolko noted that this composition differed greatly from the previous ones, because the approach to Verkhovna Rada’s formation on proportional basis and closed-list elections proved that "random people" entered the parliament. This system, according to Mr. Korolko, "demonstrated its inefficiency." "It does not prettify Verkhovna Rada. Dozens of parliament members were politically reserved and inactive, which showed that the election system needed changes," recapped the expert.

Rating results provoked interest of over 30 representatives of mass media from Ukraine, Russia and Georgia. Journalists expressed a wish to make the rating annual, and to disclose information about deputies with low initiative as well.