Leader of Ukrainian Self-Reliance party comments on being a candidate for Prime Minister
The leader of the Self-Reliance party (Samopomich), Andriy Sadovyi, commented on the possibility of his appointment as the Prime Minister of Ukraine should all pro-European factions unite with him as the leader. In a conversation with Dozhd, he stated that it was wrong and irresponsible to participate in a process over which he has no control. Sadovyi said that it is indecent to talk about new candidatures, while there is an active Prime Minister of Ukraine.
“It took longer than expected and people don’t like this time delay. I work where I can work and where changing something depends on my decisions. It’s wrong and irresponsible to participate in a process over which you have no control,” the Ukrainian politician stated. Sadovyi stated that the Self-Reliance party has 20 votes in the Parliament.
“We don’t have the 226 votes necessary for making decisions. We are realists. That’s why the responsibility is borne by two big factions – the faction of the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko and the faction of the Acting Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk,” the leader of the party explained.
On the 14th of March, the Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, wrote on his Facebook page that the head of the State sees the Minister of Finance, Natalie Jaresko, and the Mayor of Lviv, Andriy Sadovyi, as candidates for the post of the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
On the 16th of February, the Ukrainian Parliament failed to remove the current Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk. After that, the discussion on a new candidate for the post of the Prime Minister began in the country.
Ukrainian media has reported that Jaresko could become the new Prime Minister. The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Volodymyr Groysman, was also on the list of candidates. In particular, the Financial Times reported that he could become the new Prime Minister. Currently, MPs will not be able to vote on the resignation of Yatsenyuk until September 2016. According to Ukrainian law, the President can’t fire the Prime Minister.