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Three major factions said agree to establish new coalition

The Radical Party remains in opposition.

Three major factions said agree to establish new coalition
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The parliamentary factions, including the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, the People’s Front and Fatherland, have agreed to establish a new coalition, Interfax-Ukraine has quoted Radical Party leader Oleh Lyashko as saying.

"They agreed to hold a meeting on establishing a new coalition at noon on Tuesday. The coalition will be formed by the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, the People’s Front and Fatherland. The Radical Party remains in opposition as our suggestions have not been taken into account," he told journalists after the consultations of factions and parliament groups at the presidential administration on Monday evening.

In his turn, the head of the People’s Front faction, Maksym Burbak, confirmed that a founding meeting of a new coalition would be held at noon on Tuesday. It will be attended by all MPs of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, the People’s Front and Fatherland.

Burbak said that the factions would meet after parliament accepts the resignation of Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin.

As reported before, late on 28 March, the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction nominated Volodymyr Hroysman for prime minister. The faction meeting also discussed candidates for ministers in a new government, although no decisions on this issue have been made so far.