Ukrainian Politics

 Lytvyn Explains How He Ended Up in Party of Regions

Despite the fact that the speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn BP got into the parliament of VII convocation through a plurality district of Zhytomyr oblast representing the People's Party he became a member of the working group through a quota of the Party of Regions. After that he immediately hastened to dispel the rumors of him joining the Party of Regions.

According to the speaker, he joined the ruling party when one of the opposition parties refused to take him on their quota, Kommersant-Ukraine reports.

"First I asked the leadership of one of the opposition parties to include me in the group through their quota but I was advised to go to the Party of Regions since they have a larger quota," said Lytvyn during the meeting of the working group for the organization and holding of the first session of the new Verkhovna Rada.

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