Gorshenin Institute: No preconditions for parliament crisis
There is no political demand for a change of status quo, experts say.
In the beginning of the plenary week, the Petro Poroshenko Bloc-Solidarity faction demanded that the Cabinet of Ministers report to parliament. Yuliya Tymoshenko earlier came up with the same request. On 26 January, the heads of the coalition factions and speaker Volodymyr Hroysman agreed that the government should be summoned to parliament for a report.
LB.ua has asked the experts of Gorshenin Institute to comment on the situation.
"If the coalition convenes, in our opinion, one should not expect any strategic changes from them. The initiators of this convention are rather after tactical goals. And in every case their decision to call [Prime Minister Arseniy] Yatsenyuk on the carpet is dictated by their own goals. Some need to strengthen their own position in negotiations for vacancies in the Cabinet of Ministers. Some are continuing their political positioning by criticizing the government. Some, as is the case with the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, are regulating the length of the government's leash and bringing Yatsenyuk to reason with his ideas of a referendum," the experts said in their comment.
"As for the risk of a parliamentary crisis evolving into a government one, we cannot see either any true preconditions, or political demand for a change of status quo," they said.
On 11 December 2015, it was a year since the action programme of the Ukrainian government was adopted. After this date, parliament may review the government performance and either dismiss it, or give it another year of immunity.