The Party of Regions is holding talks with other factions to elect Oleksander Lavrynovych as Verkhovna Rada Speaker.

Party of Regions MP Hanna German disclosed this to Ukrayinska Pravda.

“We are talking over, in particular, this candidacy, and the possible support to Lavrynovych from other factions”, she said.

“Let’s treat this issue from a professional point of view. There is no doubt about Lavrynovych’s professionalism”, she stressed.

On Monday, H.German proposed to re-elect the Speaker because Arseniy Yatseniuk, incumbent head of parliament, refuses to sign laws adopted jointly by BYuT and the Party of Regions.