Team Zelensky reveal plans for leading party's possible coalition in Rada
The Servant of the People Party seeks to create a coalition with Sviatoslav Vakarchuk's Holos (Voice) Party and, possibly, with Yulia Tymoshenko's Batkivshchyna, said Serhiy Shefir, chief aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
In an interview with LB.ua, Shefir expressed confidence that the Voice Party would make it to the Verkhovna Rada in snap elections scheduled for July 21.
"We have always wanted this, which was even evident from the statements Volodymyr [Zelensky] made during his campaign," Shefir said, commenting on the possible coalition with the political power of the Ukrainian rock star.
He stressed that there would definitely be no coalition with the party of ex-president Petro Poroshenko, while it was possible with Yulia Tymoshenko's Batkivshchyna.
"With Poroshenko – no, with Tymoshenko – it is quite possible. That's, of course, if there are adequate requirements," Shefir specified.
The chief aide to Zelensky added that he was generally against the coalition.
"I am opposed to coalition-based distribution of positions. I stand for the coalition, which will result in technocrats coming to the government," he concluded.
As UNIAN reported earlier, snap parliamentary elections will be held July 21.