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Poroshenko's bloc MP: no plans to merge with People's Front

"Why do we need People's Front? Look at the number of heads of local communities we have won in local elections."

Poroshenko's bloc MP: no plans to merge with People's Front
Photo: Photo: presidential press service

The deputy head of the parliamentary faction of Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB), Serhiy Berezenko, has said the BPP-Solidarity party has no plans to unite with Arseniy Yatsenyuk's People's Front.

"Why do we need People's Front? Look at the number of heads of united territorial communities we have won. No space left," Berezenko told LB.ua correspondent on the sidelines of a forum of PPB representatives in local community councils.

"We are two separate political forces. Let's take a look at the [People's Front] congress tomorrow and see. We do not have such plans in the near future," the lawmaker said.

In the summer of 2017, Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko suggested that a new pro-government party should be created on the basis of PPB and People's Front (PF). Later, a former prime minister and leader of People's Front, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, said a new political platform should be formed around PPB and PF.

MP Mustafa Nayem has said PF and PPB have in fact merged into a single force and were gearing up for the election.

The next presidential election is scheduled for 31 March 2019.

The parliamentary elections will be held in autumn 2019.