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Former western Ukrainian mayor tipped as new energy minister

A former Kalush mayor can take on a strategic ministry.

Former western Ukrainian mayor tipped as new energy minister

The president's Petro Poroshenko Bloc has recommended its MP Ihor Nasalyk for energy and coal industry minister in a new government, MP Serhiy Berezenko (BPP) has told reporters.

Nasalyk is a deputy head of the parliamentary committee for fuel and energy, nuclear policy and nuclear safety.

Ihor Nasalyk was elected to parliament from a first-past-the-post constituency in Ivano-Frankivsk Region. Since 2006 and until his election to parliament, he was the mayor of Kalush. In 2015, Nasalyk ran for Ivano-Frankivsk mayor but lost to Ruslan Martsynkiv (Freedom party).