Answering a question whether he filed a resignation, Tabachnyk said: "Of course."
Tabachnyk noted: "I can see how it made the representatives of Channel 5 happy. I am pleasantly surprised that I can do something nice for you. You are just beaming."
Answering the question whether he will stay in the Cabinet or return to the parliament he answered that he will decide on the issue within the statutory period.
As it was reported earlier, the members of the government who filed letters of resignation with the President have in fact just followed the election law. The President will sign all applications without exception, a source in the Cabinet informed.
Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said on November 19 Cabinet meeting that he filed a commendation with the President on the dismissal of ministers elected deputies in the parliamentary elections of October 28. Except for Azarov the list for dismissal contains Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Policy Serhiy Tihipko (# 3 on the list of the Party of Regions), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure Borys Kolesnikov (# 8), Minister of Education and Science, Youth and Sports Dmytro Tabachnyk (# 11), Minister of Justice Oleksandr Lavrynovych (# 12), Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services Anatoliy Blyznyuk (# 15).
Yesterday Emergencies Minister Viktor Baloha resigned - he got into the parliament through the plurality district in Zakarpattya oblast.
Experts interviewed by LigaBusinessInform agree that Azarov will remain in his position and will not be dismissed as the result of parliamentary elections. They predict that the prime minister will not change until 2014. At the same time, the government itself will have more ministers close to the head of the presidential family.