Tymoshenko not to claim post in new government

17:06, 29 October 2014
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The Batkivshyna Party will not claim posts in the new government, party leader Yulia Tymoshenko said at a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday, an UNIAN correspondent reports.


"Our team will not claim any ministerial portfolios. We believe that now there is no need to speak about the portfolios. We should be united, coordinate working principles, [and] make a priority list of reforms that have to be implemented," Tymoshenko said.

She said she believes that the new government should be formed on the basis of professionals, but not on party quotas for ministerial positions.

At the same time Tymoshenko said that she would insist that the future coalition partners support the priorities of Batkivshyna regarding the development of Ukraine.

"We have four main priorities: peace, the European Union, NATO and real reforms," she said.

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