PPB faction leader Yurii Lutsenko said to journalists on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada, Censor.NET correspondent reports.
When asked who exactly joined the faction of People's Front, Lutsenko said that Rada speaker will announce the names. PPB, he said, was joined by three independent MPs, with several more applications on the way.
He also announced that, according to the Constitution, the candidacy of the new prime minister is proposed by the coalition of the factions comprising more than 226 MPs. As of now, Lutsenko said, the coalition comprises more than 230 deputies, however, several dozens of them are independent MPs. Without being members of any faction, they cannot propose the PM, the PPB faction leader noted.
When asked when will the faction coalition be finalized, Lutsenko stated: "I hate to forecast timing, but I think today we might be able to have a majority of the two-faction coalition."
Lutsenko assured the reporters that "no one is luring away, buying, or intimidating" independent MPs and those from other factions with the purpose to include them in PPB and People's Front factions.