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Ukrainian president's faction nominates speaker for premier

The candidate named his potential team.

Ukrainian president's faction nominates speaker for premier
Ivan Mikloš
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Speaker Volodymyr Hroysman, who was nominated for prime minister by the president's Petro Poroshenko Bloc on 24 March, has said at a briefing he would like to see former Slovak Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš, incumbent First Deputy Economics Minister Yuliya Kovaliv and Deputy Economics Minister Maksym Nefyodov in his team.

"I can give several names who, I think, absolutely deserve to work in a new government regardless of who becomes the new prime minister. For example, this is Ivan Mikloš, the deputy prime minister and finance minister of Slovakia who has implemented very many systemic reforms and has firsthand experience of transforming a post-Soviet country into a European one. Such people are Yuliya Kovaliv, who is the first deputy economics minister, and Maksym Nefyodov, who is a deputy economics minister," he said.

Mikloš is likely to replace Natalie Jaresko as finance minister.

Mikloš has been Jaresko's adviser for taxation, decentralization and general reorganization of state finance since February 2015.