A quarter of active people’s deputies are related to financial and industrial groups – research

A quarter of active people’s deputies are related to financial and industrial groups – research

A quarter of the current People’s Deputies of Ukraine are connected with 100 financial and industrial groups.

The business connections of people’s elected representatives are discussed in research YouControl system.

Thus, there are 403 people’s deputies in the Ukrainian parliament of the 9th convocation. Of them, 113 persons are associated with 100 financial and industrial groups (FPG).

In particular, of 235 deputies 35 deputies of the largest faction in the parliament – the “Servant of the People” party belong to the FPG.

Out of 22 deputies of the Platform for Life and Peace, up to 13 deputies belong to financial and industrial groups.

Of the 24 deputies of the “Fatherland” faction, up to 12 deputies belong to financial and industrial groups.

Of the 17 deputies of the “Party for the Future” group, up to 11 deputies belong to financial and industrial groups.

Some people’s representatives belonging to the same FPG are members of various factions and deputy groups in the Verkhovna Rada. For example, Viktor Baloga is a member of the “Party for the Future” parliamentary group, and his cousin Vasyl Petyovka is a member of the “Trust” parliamentary group. Both are key members of the “Group of the Baloga and Petyovka Families”.

Analysts of the R&D center of YouControl also analyzed the people’s deputies who were deprived of or completed their parliamentary mandate for the period from the beginning of the war to October 31, 2023.

A total of 48 such persons were found, almost half of them were associated with 22 FPGs in the YouControl system.

More than a third of ex-National Deputies of the 9th convocation, who belong to/belong to the FPG, lost the status of people’s deputy before the full-scale invasion, in the majority due to the transfer to other government positions.

The other 15 deputies were deprived of their mandate after February 24, 2022. Five of them – due to the loss of citizenship, in particular, Viktor Medvedchuk and Taras Kozak, 8 – according to their own statement and one – in connection with the transition to the position of Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food. Collaborator Oleksiy Kovalev, who died in the summer of 2022, was deprived of his mandate in January 2023.

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