Faction “Batkivshchyna” decided to leave parliamentary coalition and calls upon all parliamentarians to follow suit, said the leader of the faction of Yulia Tymoshenko in the Parliament on Wednesday morning. Her words leads to “Interfax-Ukraine”. On Tuesday, the faction “Batkivshchyna” stated that it was withdrawing Minister of youth and sports Ihor Zhdanov from the government.
Tymoshenko against the government
The decision to withdraw from the coalition Tymoshenko took after the deputies voted for resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, although acknowledged the work of the Cabinet of Ministers unsatisfactory. On Tuesday evening “for” the resignation of the government 194 deputies voted at 226 necessary. In “Batkivshina” the resignation was supported by 15 out of 19 members.
“Batkivshchyna” at the end of 2014 according to the results of the early parliamentary elections went to Pro-European ruling coalition. The coalition also includes the Block Petro Poroshenko, “popular front” Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, Samopomich, the Radical party. In September last year from a coalition of the left Radical party of Oleg Lyashko. Then the ruling coalition in Parliament remained 262 MP. After the release of “Batkivshchyna” in the Parliament of the ruling coalition, 243 MPs, more than half of Parliament (225 deputies).
According to a person close to the presidential administration of Ukraine, Tymoshenko’s exit will not affect the work of the coalition: the majority will remain without its factions, to secure the passage of laws the faction of the majority shareholders. In addition to the party fractions in Parliament two factions of deputies: “the will of the people” (19 deputies), and “Renaissance Party” (23), and 53 non-group members.
The threat of elections
According to Ukrainian political scientist Taras Berezovets, Tymoshenko wants to repeat the events of 2007 is to achieve early elections and become Prime Minister. “The possibilities for this she will be”, — he wrote on Twitter.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is against early elections Parliament — said in a statement released Tuesday. However, he advocated the restart of the government.
If political forces of the Verkhovna Rada in the near future will find a way out of a difficult political situation, the government and the Parliament needs to be reloaded, said Wednesday at the opening of the meeting the Chairman of the Parliament Volodymyr Groysman. “Yesterday, that on the one hand, the Parliament recognized the unsatisfactory work of the government, on the other hand could not even give the required number of votes for him to resign, didn’t solve the crisis, but on the contrary, it has deepened,” said he.
“It’s simple: either during the week will be found that there political forces in the Parliament and the proposed model of this situation, or the government must be fully reloaded, and if need be, and this Parliament. Differently simply can not be”, — said Groisman (quoted on the website of the Parliament).