Popular Front and Bloc of Poroshenko: Sadoviy should be first deputy PM
The Popular Front and the Bloc of Poroshenko parties have proposed that Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadoviy take the post of first deputy prime minister, the leaders of these factions have said, according to a posting on the Web site of the Popular Front party made on Monday.
"The new government has a very specific task - the fight against corruption, increasing energy independence, reform of the political system, economic reforms, decentralization and local government reform," the report reads.
"In order to implement the necessary changes in the new government, the work must be done by those people who have relevant experience, vision and authority, [people] who proved they can carry out reforms. We believe that all of the effective managers in our country should join in the implementation of changes within the joint work of the Cabinet of Ministers, the President and the Verkhovna Rada. In particular, we believe that the post of the First Deputy Prime Minister must be taken by the mayor of Lviv, Andriy Sadoviy, to implement the decentralization process in the government. He is a renowned expert in the field of local government, and his Samopomich party gained a strong support from Ukrainians during the early parliamentary elections," the parties said in their statement.
"We [also] support the involvement of leading experts, including those from other countries, for the implementation of reforms in Ukraine," the political parties said.