Party of Regions not to support any candidacy for post of Speaker

12:15, 23 November 2007
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If it is not in coalition – Kolesnikov

The Party of Regions faction will not support any of candidacies for post of the Verkhovna Rada chairman if it does not enter the coalition.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, Party of Regions representative Borys Kolesnikov claimed this to journalists today.

“If there is not any joint coalition, we will not take part [in the voting], whoever they propose”, B.Kolesnikov stressed.

Asked whether the Party of Regions will support the candidacy of OU-PSD faction chief Viacheslav Kyrylenko for the post of Speaker, B.Kolesnikov said: “I stresses once again, we will not take part in the voting”.

Besides, he stressed that the Speaker may be elected only after a coalition is formed.

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