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 Samopomich Is Not in Negotiations Regarding Coalition, Party Leader Says

Mayor of Lviv, leader of Samopomich Party Andrii Sadovyi states that his party has not entered into any negotiations on the creation of a parliamentary coalition, but confirmed that he had a meeting with President Petro Poroshenko and a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk on the matter.

He wrote this on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

"Samopomich has not yet entered into any formal talks regarding coalition. However, we are aware that the Ukrainians gave a vote of confidence to a number of pro-Ukrainian and pro-European parties which must work together to find common ground to address the pressing issues of the state!" Sadovyi wrote.

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He also noted that Samopomich party will discuss possible alliances in the parliament "solely on the basis of tasks that the future government will have to face, and not the quotas."

"We are not interested in quotas! We are interested in opportunity to create a government of professionals who will not think about the ratings (their own or the party's), but about the tasks they were hired for," Sadovyi wrote.

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He also stated that after the elections he received a telephone call from Prime Minister Yatseniuk.

Subsequently Sadovyi met with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at his invitation.

"When asked about the party's potential of joining a coalition, I said that such a decision will be made jointly by the future fraction and party leaders based on the principles set out above," Sadovyi noted.


 
 
 
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