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 Poroshenko Bloc to consider appeals of MPs willing to join it tomorrow, lawmaker Vadaturskyi says

Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) faction will consider appeals of non-affiliated MPs who are willing to join it at its meeting tomorrow morning. After that it will be possible to form a new parliamentary coalition, consisting of two factions.

Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction MP Andrii Vadaturskyi said on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel, Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the political party.

"De jure, we have a coalition consisting of two factions and non-affiliated MPs. However, it does not make laws. The government does not work," the lawmaker said.

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According to Vadaturskyi, the non-affiliated MPs who exercise the European principles are currently being negotiated to on their membership in Petro Poroshenko Bloc party.

"If we want to create a new coalition, it must consist of factions only. We cannot form a new coalition with non-affiliated MPs, or invite them to join the coalition. Therefore, they should join the faction," the lawmaker said.

Andrii Vadaturskyi reported that there were 218 MPs totally in People's Front and PPB factions together.

"That is, we lack at least 10 lawmakers to form a new coalition," he added.

"I think that we will consider the appeals of MPs willing to join our faction at our meeting tomorrow. If we get sufficient number of votes, we will make a decision," Vadaturskyi said.

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He also drew attention to the fact that the MPs who were excluded from the factions could not be unseated.

"The Constitution of Ukraine stipulates this. It is the basic law, whether we like it or not," the politician said.

Commenting on the possibility of other factions' accession into the coalition, namely Batkivshchyna, Andrii Vadaturskyi noted that negotiations were underway.

"We welcome everyone who has democratic views and exercises the European principles, including the factions which are still part of the formally existing coalition. But it will be much easier to work if the new coalition is formed. The factions must take responsibility rather than think about their ratings and upcoming elections," Vadaturskyi said.


 
 
 
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