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Two factions agree composition of new Ukrainian cabinet

The health minister's post is still vacant.

Two factions agree composition of new Ukrainian cabinet

The factions of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) and the People's Front at their joint meeting have agreed the composition of a new Cabinet of Ministers, the spokesman for the parliament speaker, Dmytro Stolyarchuk, has tweeted.

Minutes earlier, they nominated speaker Volodymyr Hroysman for prime minister.

Ukraine's representative in parliament, Stepan Kubiv, will become the first deputy prime ministers.

The deputy prime ministers will be:

- PPB MP Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze - in charge of European integration,

- current Social Policy Minister Pavlo Rozenko - in charge of social policy,

- Hroysman's Vinnytsya ally Volodymyr Kistion - in charge of emergencies, man-caused disasters and industrial development,

- current Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko - in charge of humanitarian affairs.

The government will include the following ministers:

1. Culture Ministry - Yevhen Nishchuk, who was a minister in Arseniy Yatsenyuk's first Cabinet of Ministers,

2. Finance Ministry - Oleksandr Danylyuk, a deputy head of the presidential administration and the president's representative in the Cabinet of Ministers,

3. Social Policy Ministry - Andriy Reva, a deputy mayor of Vinnytsya,

4. Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry - Ostap Semerak, an MP from the People's Front faction,

5. Education and Science Ministry - Liliya Hrynevych, an MP from the People's Front faction and the chairman of the parliamentary committee for science and education,

6. Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry - Taras Kutovyy, a PPB faction MP,

7. Infrastructure Ministry - Volodymyr Omelyan, a current deputy infrastructure minister,

8. Regional Development, Construction and Utilities Ministry - Hennadiy Zubko, the current head of the ministry and a deputy prime minister,

9. Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers - Oleksandr Sayenko, the head of the parliament speaker's apparatus,

10. New Ministry for Displaced Persons, Antiterrorist Operation Area and Occupied Territories - Vadym Chernysh, the head of the Agency for Donbas Problems,

11. Energy and Coal Industry Ministry - Ihor Nasalyk, a PPB MP.

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko, Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Information Policy Minister Yuriy Stets and Youth and Sports Minister Ihor Zhdanov.

The health minister's post is still vacant.

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