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 Opposition’s Sobolev: Plurality Deputies of Oligarch Groups Will Not Join the Party of Regions

One of the leaders of the United Opposition Serhiy Sobolev states that "Yanukovych could not imagine even in his worst nightmare could not imagine how these independent plurality deputies will behave – the ones that got into parliament not with the support of the Party of Regions, but of the Administration of the President."

"Let's see, who will have the majority in the end. According to my projections, there is no majority for the Party of Regions with the Communists nor for the opposition. Thanks to the citizens we have an absolute majority by the party lists. If there was only a proportional system, then we definitely would have had a majority," said Serhiy Sobolev in an interview to Den. "Yanukovych could not imagine even in his worst nightmare could not imagine how these independent plurality deputies will behave - the ones that got into parliament not with the support of the Party of Regions, but of the Administration of the President. Again, I would like to stress that no one has the majority as of today. The first session of Parliament and working groups will show. The new composition of the parliament will be very complicated. "

"We know well the people who will never join the Party of Regions. Out of 45 independents who took seats in the parliament in plurality districts there are at least half of these. They will not join the Party of Regions. They will try to create a separate faction. As you know, this right has recently been limited but that does not prevent these people forming a group. Yes, they may lose some authority in speeches or committee distribution but they will get a lot more. They would retain their honor. It is valued much higher than any position," added the politician. "They will not dance to the tune of the Party of Regions. This will be Poroshenko group, Baloga group, Zhevago group, Yeremeev group. It will be very complicated in the next convocation of the Verkhovna Rada. "


 
 
 
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