For many years parliamentary deputies have cynically bent the rules when voting in the VR by circumventing the constitutional requirement of personal voting by every legislator. Multiple voting by deputies is an everyday occurence.
Yulia Tymoshenko has often condemned such callous disregard of their responsibilities by deputies, even suggesting, in a proposed VR procedure ammendment in 2006, that a fingerprint voting system be introduced.
On 28th December last year, the Tymoshenko revised budget for 2008 was passed in the VR with the aid of 8 Communist votes, even though there were fewer than 200 deputies present for the vote, far below the 226 required to pass any legislation.
Tymoshenko herself was elected PM by a show of hands because the VR voting system was deemed to be unreliable, but now BYuT are in power, dignified parliamentary voting procedures [and plans for biometric data verification] can be quietly forgotten. What breathtaking, bare-faced cheek..