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 Government reboot responsibility of parliament and coalition, Ukraine's president says

The reboot of the government is a responsibility of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the coalition.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated at a meeting with representatives of the Aspen Institute, Censor.NET reports citing the president's press office.

The head of state noted that the coalition played a key role in that issue and "should determine candidates for the ministerial posts, define a program of reforms to be implemented, and clear out the position of factions within the coalition".

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"The only thing I would like to emphasize is that I cannot allow early parliamentary elections to date. Despite their declarations, certain political leaders are trying to incite early elections. We have neither time nor necessity for that. We will not have a better parliament and must learn to cooperate with this one," Petro Poroshenko said.

The president recalled the words of former Minister of Foreign Affairs Hennadii Udovenko that key values for a politician should be honesty, expertise, and patriotism. "Unfortunately, some politicians add their ambitions and even insults to that. A true leader focuses primarily on the state interests," the head of state noted.

According to the president, first of all we need responsible, patriotic, skilled, and honest leaders today.

The head of state added that the implementation of reforms was the most important stage that must be formed by a team of responsible individuals who were able to implement the draft laws.

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The meeting was attended by graduates of the Aspen Institute Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko, Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko, Director of the Aspen Institute Elliot Gerson, Yevhen Utkin, Serhii Koshman, Anatolii Klepatskyi, and Serhii Rohol.
 
 
 
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