Poroshenko Bloc MP, Groysman decide on energy minister's candidacy

17:57, 13 April 2016

Representatives of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko and incumbent Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Groysman, who is proposed as a candidate for prime minister, have agreed on the candidacy of the Energy and Coal Industry Minister, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Deputy Chairman of the  Rada's committee for the fuel and energy complex Ihor Nasalyk / Photo from kurs.if.ua

Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada's committee for the fuel and energy complex, nuclear policy and nuclear security Ihor Nasalyk is proposed to be nominated as energy minister.

"Just now, our faction has officially supported Ihor Nasalyk [as energy minister]," MP from the Petro Poroshenko's Bloc Serhiy Berezenko said after a meeting of the Bloc's parliamentary faction on Wednesday.

Groysman also supported Nasalyk's nomination, he said.

"We have officially supported and nominated Groysman for premiership and correspondingly the list, which was read out," he said.

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According to him, at 18:00 local time on Wednesday, the factions of the parliamentary coalition will gather to issue an address to the president on the nomination of Groysman for prime minister's post.

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