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Poroshenko Expects Forming Coalition in Ukraine's Parliament on Tuesday

Sputnik News

20:32 10.04.2016(updated 20:36 10.04.2016)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday he expected forming the coalition in the Ukrainian Parliament as early as on Tuesday.

KIEV (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced that he resigned.

Yatsenyuk said that destabilization in Ukraine is "inevitable," if a new government is not formed. He added that his party, the Popular Front, will remain to be a part of the coalition in the parliament.

"I'm waiting for that no later than the next week, preferably on Tuesday, we will see the creation of a coalition in the Verkhovna Rada," Poroshenko told reporters.

Poroshenko added he expected that the lawmakers would "propose [current Verkhovna Rada Chairman Vladimir] Groysman's candidacy for prime minister," but he noted he was ready to work with any candidate.

Earlier, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's government survived a no-confidence vote, which provoked various factions to leave the ruling parliamentary coalition.

Recently, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko nominated Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and his party fellow Volodymir Groisman for the new country's prime minister. The news about Groisman's candidacy came a few days after Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko announced her willingness to become Prime Minister herself and lead a "government of technocrats".

In February, the Petro Poroshenko Bloc said it considered the work of the government in 2015 unsatisfactory, and supported the vote to dissolve the government. President Petro Poroshenko also called for resignation of Yatsenyuk, but the parliament failed to pass a no-confidence motion against the government.

In February, Yatsenyuk described the ongoing political crisis in the country as "artificial" and urged the Ukrainians to continue on the course of reforms.


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