I don't want to be prime minister of Ukraine, Odesa Governor Saakashvili says
Head of the Odesa regional state administration says he has no desire to be the prime minister of Ukraine.
As reported byCensor.NET, he wrote this on hisFacebookpage, citing his recentPoliticomagazine interview, which implied that Saakashvili "wants to be the "standard-bearer for reforms" - and possibly the next prime minister."
"Just to avoid any speculations - I've never told this or any other journalist, that I'm willing to take the job of the Prime Minister of Ukraine," Saakashvili wrote.
"I have neither an offer, nor any desire to move to this position," he added.
As reported earlier, President Poroshenko said he could not appoint Saakashvili prime minister without his consent.
Politico magazine stated that a recent opinion poll found Saakashvili was the most popular politician in Ukraine. A petition calling for him to be made prime minister has gathered more than 30,000 signatures.