The head of the Odessa regional state administration, the head of the movement «the Movement for the purification of» Mikheil Saakashvili said that the only way out of the current political crisis in Ukraine are early elections.
«The one way out is early elections to the Parliament… Only a complete renewal of the political class in Ukraine,» said Saakashvili during the anti-Corruption forum in Chernivtsi on Monday, February 22, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».
He stated that «in Ukraine there was a coup, revenge, counter-revolution has already occurred, the government succumbed to the oligarchs».
«Now comes the moment of truth of all the political forces who are willing to take responsibility before the people… the Oligarchic counter-revolution relies on the fact that we all let go of hands… But they are sadly mistaken… They …declared independence from the people. So, it’s time for the nation to declare independence from Rada, the Parliament. The deputies who at a crucial moment for the country, turned his back to the crowd, who one after the other – and we all see it – left the courtroom to avoid responsibility, cannot claim that they represent the people and our society …», — Saakashvili said.
He also called for a fundamental change in the government of Ukraine.
«The question of a change of government is a matter of national security», — said the politician.
He expressed his disagreement with the opinion of Western consultants that the elections were untimely. «We need to do this quickly, you have to change the political elite, which is already 25 years at the trough», — Saakashvili said, stressing that «this is an existential question for Ukraine.»
As reported, in an interview with Georgian television channel on February 21, Saakashvili said he did not intend to create in Ukraine a political party, since parties in Ukraine are associated with the oligarchs, and the people to them a negative attitude. However, according to Saakashvili, the team he will lead, will take part in parliamentary elections.
Recall, 16 January the Verkhovna Rada listened to the report of the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on the government’s work in 2015, dismissed him, acknowledging that the work is not satisfactory, but during the vote of no confidence in the government has gained only 194 votes with the required 226. A new vote on this issue is possible only at the next session, which will begin in September.
February 17, faction «Batkivshchyna» announced its withdrawal from the coalition. In September 2015 the coalition left Radical party of Oleg Lyashko.
Without representatives «Samopomich», «the BYuT representatives» and «radicals» in the coalition «European Ukraine» will remain 217 deputies at the minimum required 226 members to form a majority.
On February 19 the first Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Parubiy said that the parliamentary coalition is more than 226 deputies, and therefore it exists.
First Deputy head of procedural Committee of the Verkhovna Rada Pavel Pynzenik said that legally the faction of the Radical party still resides in the composition of the parliamentary coalition.
The Prime Minister says that the necessary reformatting of the coalition and changes to the coalition agreement. Also Yatsenyuk is conducting talks on the future of the coalition with the leader of the «radical» Oleh Lyashko.
The leader of the BPP «Solidarity» Yury Lutsenko demands that Yatsenyuk has suggested the new government or gone.
Many politicians and experts talk about the inevitability of early parliamentary elections.
Additionally, on February 12 the head of the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» Yuriy Lutsenko expressed the view that some MPs out of the faction because of their ambitions and interests, and someone wants to get in yet to be constituted, the party head of the Odessa regional state administration of Mikheil Saakashvili.
Recall that Saakashvili initiated public anti-corruption «Movement for cleansing». The «Movement» was held in Odessa, Kiev and Kharkov. While the delegates of the Kyiv forum were welcomed by President Petro Poroshenko.
At the same time, Saakashvili does not hide that «cleansing» was created to fight the government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk. In addition, Saakashvili denies that we are talking about his Prime Minister’s personal ambitions.
According to people’s Deputy, member of «Block of Petro Poroshenko» Mustafa Nayem, the movement will eventually become a separate political party. Political scientists speak about the high probability of involvement of this project in early parliamentary elections.
Saakashvili believes that the early parliamentary elections the only way out of political crisis 22.02.2016