The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko does not support the idea of dissolution of the Parliament, but stressed that it may exercise this right in extreme cases.
«The dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada is not a duty but only a right of the President. And I will use him only in an extreme case, which we have no right to prevent,» said the President in his address on Tuesday 16 February.
Poroshenko was asked. to write a resignation
According to him, the country has no backup time in less than two years for the fourth time to take in the election campaign, and even in the face of external aggression.
«The internal political war of all against all is the dream of our North-Eastern neighbor. That’s why I took the floor and expressed their vision of overcoming the crisis – to avoid the worst scenario,» — said Poroshenko.
He added that the issue of restoration of trust must be resolved within the walls of this Parliament.
President Poroshenko in favor of a complete upgrade of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, but notes that it should occur on the basis of the current coalition with the participation of the «Popular front».
«Time for a partial update of the Cabinet of Ministers lost. About it for too long talked, and talked. Now obvious is the request for a full reboot of the government. Yet the Prime Minister retained the ability to choose how better to give space to implement this request,» — said in his address.
«Total reformatting of the Cabinet of Ministers should take place on the basis of the current coalition in the «Solidarity», «people’s front», «Samopomoch» and «Batkivshchyna». Especially appeal to the Popular front and its leaders whom shoulder to shoulder passed the hard way; which considered, I think I will take his supporters and political partners,» — said Poroshenko.
The head of state stressed that the fate of neither government nor personal ambitions of its members should not affect the unity of the democratic Pro-European team.
«The coalition was United not for posts, but for the sake of principles. At least people have been told exactly,» he said.
Poroshenko said that the Cabinet of Ministers «have done much to save the country, stabilise the economic situation and start reforms, but the society has clearly decided that more mistakes than achievements, and dismissed the Ministers in confidence».
«According to opinion polls, more than 70% of voters are in favour of resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers. Agree, this is the indicator which to ignore categorically unacceptable,» he said.
In addition, according to the President, the government lost support from the coalition, resulting in to spend through Parliament even strategic decisions often have to borrow votes from unequalizing groups and independent deputies.
«The tension between the government and the factions have become so high voltage, which poses a threat to the viability of the coalition. Her disintegration, in turn, will inevitably plunge the country in deep and lasting political crisis,» — said Poroshenko.
He acknowledged that the government team is working under very difficult conditions, but «objective consequence of such a coincidence is multiplied on subjective miscalculations», which «have the falling living standards of citizens of Ukraine, and together with it — and trust people in power».
The head of state recalled that the current Constitution gives him the right to directly regulate the relationships of the coalition and the Cabinet of Ministers, and especially to decide personnel issues.
«But as the guarantor of the Constitution, as the person who took responsibility for the reform strategy, I can not indifferently observe what is happening. While between two buildings on the Grushevsky street (of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Verkhovna Rada) like a hot coal throw responsibility, moving forward and not stalled for the whole country. We are losing precious days, weeks, months… the way out of the stalemate requires political will from the President and the joint responsibility of the head of state, Parliament and government», — said Poroshenko.
He noted that successful reform can only the government, enjoying a high support from citizens, and «to restore trust, therapy is not enough, you need surgery», that is a complete reboot of the composition of the Cabinet.
Poroshenko is confident that the appointment to the government should occur with the participation and support of all factions of the coalition «technocratic reform on the basis of professionals, devoid of political influences and lobbying interests.»
«The job of this Cabinet is to ensure the growth of GDP and to start restoring the level of life, arrange for a fair privatization, transparent management of state-owned enterprises, to implement a tough anti-corruption steps to continue cooperation with the IMF and other international financial organizations,» he said.
Recall, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk supports the update of the coalition agreement in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko also pending discussion by the deputies of the coalition agreement.
Previously this was required by the parliamentary faction «Samopomich». And «Batkivshchyna», in addition, achieves a complete replacement of the Cabinet.
The coalition agreement on November 21, 2014 was signed by 5 parties — «Block Poroshenko», «popular front» and «Batkivschyna», «Samopomich» Radical party of Oleh Lyashko.
1 September 2015 the faction of the Radical party withdrew from the ruling coalition.
The President supports a full reboot of the government of the current coalition 16.02.2016