Lutsenko appointed prosecutor general in Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s parliament, has voted to appoint Yuriy Lutsenko, the head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc`s parliamentary faction, as prosecutor general.
The motion tabled by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to tap Lutsenko to head the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine was backed by 264 MPs.
The president signed a respective document on Lutsenko`s appointment immediately after the voting.
Lutsenko was also stripped of lawmaker`s powers by 275 votes of MPs.
The newly appointed public prosecutor took the oath of a member of the High Council of Justice of Ukraine.
As was reported, the Ukrainian parliament voted on Thursday afternoon to support amendments to legislation allowing a person to hold the public prosecutor`s post without a law degree. The changes also stipulate the reform of the Prosecutor General`s Office.
Earlier, the relevant law said that the nominee must have a law degree and work experience in the field of law of at least 10 years.

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