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 Parliamentary coalition still technically exists, - Ukraine’s PM

The two-week break in the work of the Verkhovna Rada must be used for reorganization of the government and parliamentary coalition regeneration.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arsenii Yatseniuk said in an interview to Ukrainian TV channels, Censor.NET reports.

"The government needs to be urgently reorganized. The government has several vacant positions. I expect the coalition and the president to nominate candidates," he said, noting that he expected these positions to be occupied by technocrats unconcerned by their own ratings.

"The Ukrainians certainly have claims to the Cabinet. We could have done a lot more... Who will be in the Cabinet? I will not allow turning the government into a clannish business-oriented one," Yatseniuk said, asked on candidates for vacancies in the Cabinet.

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At the same time, Yatseniuk assured that Rada coalition still technically existed.

"Technically, we have a coalition... It originally existed on the basis of two political parties. It exists de jure. It ceases to exist only following the statement of the parliament chairman. He has said that it exists today... We have time to reorganize the government and regenerate the parliamentary coalition," Yatseniuk stressed.

The PM also noted that the current government managed to curb the oligarchic clans in Ukraine.

"The influence of oligarchs on the parliament was substantially reduced. There is not a single representative of the oligarchic groups in the Cabinet," Yatseniuk claimed.
 
 
 
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