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Samopomich faction in Rada switches to opposition

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Samopomich faction at the Ukrainian Supreme Rada has announced it is switching to opposition, leader of the party Oleh Berezyuk announces.

“Today, when we actually ceased our activity in the coalition, we start forming an opposition force that will become a counterweight and put forward alternative ways of development of the Ukrainian state. We shall support those decisions we find right, and the government or the coalition will be implementing them, or those decisions proposed by the Ukrainian president,” says a statement of the party.

As EADaily reported earlier, initially the ruling coalition at the Ukrainian parliament hosted five parties: Petro Poroshenko’s Bloc, Samopomich, Batkivshchyna, the Radical Party and the People’s Front. In Sept 2015, the Radical Party was first to leave the coalition. On Feb 17, Batkivshchyna announced its intention to leave the coalition. Its leader Yulia Tymoshenko said “this flock” has no chances to conduct the reforms. Samopomich left the coalition the next day. So, the coalition formed under leadership of Petro Poroshenko’s Bloc stopped functioning after losing its parliamentary majority. Disintegration of the ruling coalition means early elections to the Supreme Rada, in case a new coalition is not built within a month.

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