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 Azarov Proposes Yanukovych to Dismiss Tigipko, Kolesnikov, Tabachnyk and Few Other Ministers

Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov at a meeting of a small Cabinet on November 19 reported that he provided President Viktor Yanukovych with a commendation of the dismissal of ministers elected as deputies in the parliamentary elections on October 28.

ZN.UA cites its source in the Cabinet Secretariat stating that

The Prime Minister informed that the said members of the government will continue to perform their duties while head of the state decides their future fate.

At the Cabinet meeting the Prime Minister did not specify whether his name is on the list, however, according to the media, Azarov is also mentioned in the filing.

In the list submitted to the President, in addition to Azarov (#1 in the Party of Regions), there are also: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Social Policy Serhiy Tigipko (#3 on the list), Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Infrastructure Boris Kolesnikov (#8), Minister of Education and Science, Youth and Sports Dmytro Tabachnyk (#11), Justice Minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych (#12), Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services Anatoliy Blyznyuk (#15).

As for the elected in the plurality district Minister of Economic Development and Trade Poroshenko (district #12, Vinnytsia oblast) and the Minister of Emergencies Viktor Baloga (district #69, Zakarpattya oblast), they have to personally write a statement on their dismissal.

According to the newspaper, one of the acting ministers elected in a plurality district has already written such a statement immediately after the announcement of the official results by the CEC.

The media has asked the Justice Minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych to comment on information on the submission of Mykola Azarov to the President. "I can not confirm or deny the events occurring in the closed part of the Cabinet, held without the press," said Lavrynovych. "However, I should note that, under the Constitution of Ukraine, the President does not need any filing for the dismissal of ministers from office . He has the right to do it. Everything else is optional."

However, the President is going to meet with ministers who were elected deputies to determine the future of their place of work - whether it will be in the executive or legislative branch.

If the President accepts the resignation of the government, according to Art. 115 of the Constitution of Ukraine, this will lead to the resignation of the entire Cabinet. This is one of the reasons why Azarov has high chances to retain the post of Prime Minister.

 
 
 
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