Lviv mayor and presidential candidate Andriy Sadovyy has decided to withdraw from the election run in favour of Civic Position party leader Anatoliy Hrytsenko.
"We have a chance to elect a Ukrainian anticorruption president. Therefore I am recalling my candidacy in the presidential election and declaring support for Anatoliy Hrytsenko in the presidential election. Early next week, we will sign an agreement," Sadovyy said.
In his words, a public agreement will outline their position on the army, security, and policy with regard to the occupied territories and other important issues.
According to Sadovyy, his Self-Help party must become a foundation for unification of democratic parties ahead of the 2019 parliamentary elections and the 2020 local elections.
"Democratic forces must win together in the parliamentary and local elections," he said.