Ukrainian presidential election frontrunner Volodymyr Zelensky’s headquarters has put forward a number of demands to incumbent President Petro Poroshenko as the two are readying for a face-off in the second round of the people’s vote.
Team Zelensky wrote on Facebook:
“Open lists, dismissal of Semochko and cancellation of declarations for civic activists: Zelensky’s team has published a list of demands to Poroshenko
We have attentively read the statement of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko saying that he has heard the youth who voted against him.
Therefore, we demand that before the end of his term of office as the President of Ukraine, he do the following with the help of parliamentary majority controlled by him, as well as the law enforcement agencies:
– ensure adoption of the law on cancellation of incomes and expenses declaration for civic activists;
– restart the work of the NACP through the formation of a new body with the participation of international experts and the introduction of an external audit of its activities;
– ensure adoption of electoral law for the introduction of proportional open-list system at the next parliamentary elections;
– issue the acts on the appointment of judges and ensure the necessary measures giving the way to the work of the High Anti-Corruption Court;
– recall his bill on criminalization of illegal enrichment and require the coalition to support a draft law developed with the participation of international experts;
– deprive the Security Service of Ukraine, the National Police and other law enforcement agencies of powers in the field of combating economic crimes, and also stop their pressure on business;
– implement his statutory powers and dismiss Serhiy Semochko from the position of the First Deputy Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine;
– liquidate the Rotterdam+ scheme and initiate an external independent audit of the activities of the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities;
– publish the list of his offshore companies, and banks in which these companies have accounts, as well as the financial reports of these companies over the last five years.”