Poroshenko announces he is ready to assume office of Ukrainian Prime Minister

The fifth president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, announced he is ready to assume the office of Prime Minister in the event that his European Solidarity party wins in the early parliamentary elections.

“If we win the elections, then yes,” Poroshenko said in a comment to Hromadske, as reported by Radio Svoboda.

On June 9, the European Solidarity Party presented the first ten of its list for the early parliamentary elections which are scheduled for July 21. It included, among others: Petro Poroshenko, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy, Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko, commander of the APU assault troops and lieutenant-general Mikhail Zabrodsky as well as singer and volunteer Sophia Fedina.

On June 9, a number of political forces, including President Vladimir Zelensky’s Servant of the People party, held open conventions.

Last week, current Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman, former presidential candidate Ihor Smeshko as well as rock musician and leader of the Golos party Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, announced they would be running in the parliamentary elections.

Early parliamentary elections in Ukraine are scheduled for July 21, 2019.

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