Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk hopes to strengthen parliamentary coalition as a result of negotiations with its former members, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».
«We have conducted 24 months of the most complex and unpopular reforms, and it is impossible to stop halfway. We hope to build a coalition, and now there are discussions with other members of the former coalition that the coalition was strengthened», — said Yatsenyuk at the briefing in Kharkiv on Tuesday, 23 February 2016.
He recalled that he insisted that the resolution on distrust to the Cabinet of Ministers was put to the vote in Parliament, but it did not gain 226 votes.
«This means that the main faction in the Parliament «Block Poroshenko» and «popular front» should eventually take over full responsibility for the political and economic stability. I have declared and declare that he was ready to lend a hand to the President and his faction», — said Yatsenyuk.
He also gave an example of effective voting in Parliament on important bills without the support of deputies from «Samopomoch» and «Batkivshchyna».
«A good example was on Thursday when there were two factions of «Batkivshchyna» and «Samopomochi». 251 voice finally voted a law on the reform of key state sectors of the economy — the management of state property, which introduced the institution of independent Directors that have been blocked for 12 months,» — said Yatsenyuk.
«I am convinced that there is a system of political responsibility before the country, and not hysteria on the following early parliamentary elections that will end very, very sad,» concluded the Prime Minister.
Recall, February 16, the Verkhovna Rada did not have 32 votes («for» there were only 194 of 226 needed) to send the government of Yatsenyuk. In accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine, in the next three weeks Yatsenyuk is to propose a new composition of the government either to resign, otherwise it will be considered the question of confidence in him personally.
Next week about its withdrawal from the ruling coalition «European Ukraine» officially announced the faction of the party «Samopomich» and «Fatherland».
The faction of the Radical party withdrew from the coalition in 2015.
The leader of the «Movement for the purification», the head of the Odessa regional state administration of Mikheil Saakashvili also urged to leave the ranks of the coalition «Block of Petro Poroshenko». «…In this situation to stay in the coalition would be a serious mistake,» he said.
Saakashvili called the government team of Yatsenyuk «corrupt», not able to carry out reforms and such, which directly depends on the richest Ukrainian businessman, former member of the parliamentary faction of the Party of regions Rinat Akhmetov, and from Igor Kolomoisky, Mykola Martynenko and other oligarchs.
While de jure «European Ukraine» still has 226 MPs, because a few «radicals» of Oleg Lyashk have not revoked their signature.
According to article 83 of the Constitution, a coalition of parliamentary factions shall consist of a majority of MPs from the constitutional composition of the Verkhovna Rada.
The coalition originally consisted of five factions: «Block Poroshenko», «popular front», «Radical party», «Batkivschyna» and «Samopomich».
Only 283 MPs.
Yatsenyuk is convinced of the viability of the coalition without the «Samopomochi» and «Fatherland»: «I am ready to lend a hand to the President and his faction» 23.02.2016