Winning presidential candidate Zelensky promises new faces in government

22:45, 21 April 2019
Ukraine
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Zelensky briefs on first appointments during his future presidency / Photo from UNIAN

Answering a question about Chief Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko's future, Zelensky said that the incumbent Prosecutor General is part of the "old team," according to the TSN television news service.

"We will appoint new people. And this concerns not only Mr. Lutsenko," Zelensky said.

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Speaking about the appointment of incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, who was Zelensky's rival in the runoff election, the winning candidate said that if the Ukrainian people want such an appointment, he may think about Poroshenko's candidacy.

Zelensky also said that there would be a reshuffle among envoys representing Ukraine at the Minsk peace talks on Donbas.

He added there would be a separate press conference on the appointment of a new government.

According to the National Exit Poll 2019 results, Zelensky was supported by almost 74% of voters in the second round of the presidential election on April 21, while about 25% voted for Poroshenko.

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