In an interview with Ukrainian radio station “Vesti” Lozhkin said that the main contenders for the post of Prime Minister are the Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko and the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman. According to him, the third candidate for the post of head of government already hardly will appear.
Lozhkin noted that it was unable to say which of these two candidates will support the parliamentary faction. He acknowledged that many in Parliament do not support the idea of a fully technocratic government, which offers Jaresko.
The head of the presidential administration said that the question now is not will the resignation of current Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and whether the new coalition, and under whom it was formed.
On 14 March, the press Secretary of the President of Ukraine Svyatoslav Tsigalko said that the President Petro Poroshenko sees as the new Prime Minister Jaresko either, or the leader of the party “Self-help”, Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovy. Probable Cabinet Jaresko he called the technocratic, Cabinet Garden political. The candidacy of Groisman the President did not mention.
Tuesday, March 15, the leader of the party “Samopomich” Andriy Sadovy said that at the meeting with Poroshenko refused the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine.
In early March, the Financial Times wrote that in the choice of a person to the post of Prime Minister began to lean towards the candidacy of Groysman. However, the publication noted that the Cabinet headed by him is considered to be potentially more susceptible to the effects of “powerful corporate interests, including the influence of the oligarchs and the President [Poroshenko]”. And familiar with the situation sources stressed that Jaresko herself, most likely, will refuse to work in such a government, which could undermine the support of the creditors, particularly the IMF.