Cabinet of Ministers reformatting: in expectation of new foreigners and Joe Biden’s visit
The US wants the reduction of number of ministries in Ukraine since it believes that there are too many officials in Ukraine
December 11 is the deadline for immunity of Cabinet of Ministers. However, there is little doubt that the government is waiting for changes. Bidding process on the new composition of the government started. 112.ua found out what ministers could potentially lose their jobs.
Current Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has very big chances to meet 2016 in a chair on Grushevskogo, 12/2 str. (building of the Cabinet of Ministers, - 112.ua). The question of the resignation of the current head of government informally rose up several times over the year, and once Yatsenyuk even publicly announced his resignation, which was not accepted by Parliament. Now for prime minister position, according to sources 112.ua in the current Cabinet, could be qualified the Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko and Secretary of National Security Council Oleksandr Turchynov.
Let’s recall that Yatsenyuk headed the government in March 2014, and in December of the same year, after the approval of the government program in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine, he received one-year immunity from dismissal.
"Despite the criticism, including from the ruling coalition, Yatsenyuk will retain his post on 90%. The option of appointment of the Prime Minister of the current Secretary of the National Security Council, Oleksandr Turchynov, was discussed, at the end of this year, but for now it is irrelevant. Natalie Jaresko same in turn, refused the offer to head the government, "- says 112.ua source in the Verkhovna Rada.
In an interview to the media, Minister of Finance not denied that she was offered a post of prime minister; however, she added that the issue is not on the agenda. Secretary of the National Security Council Oleksandr Turchynov publicly in an interview, said he did not want to go to work in the Cabinet. Yatsenyuk for his part said that the dismissal of the prime minister is the constitutional right of Parliament, however, he expressed that if this happens, the Narodnyy Front will remain in the coalition.
Restart of the Cabinet
However, changes in the Cabinet will occur. According to 112.ua sources, the replacement of 70% of ministers was planned originally in the government, but later it was decided that the rotation will not be so serious. And some ministries may cease to exist at all. According to 112.ua sources, five ministries may disappear. According to the interviewees source, it is, in particular, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Ministry of Information Policy, the Ministry of Social Policy, which can be attached to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
"The US wants to reduce the number of ministries in the Ukraine, because it believes that in Ukraine there too much officials", - said the publication source, adding that previously the elimination of some ministries is scheduled for 2016.
According to 112.ua sources in the Cabinet, deputy prime minister and Minister of Culture Vyacheslav Kyrylenko and Minister of Justice Pavel Petrenko, who are known to have been appointed to the government under the quota of the Narodnyy Front, may lose their posts.
"The work of the ministers, who are appointed on a quotaof Yatsenyuk, is dissatisfying with the West, and at Bankova str.," - explains the agency source.
Do not go through the New Year in a chair can another minister appointed under the quota of the Narodnyy Front - Arsen Avakov.
It is worth noting that in the Parliament in May 2015 after a scandal involving that time First Deputy Interior Minister Sergei Chebotarev, in Parliament have collected signatures for the resignation of Avakov, but then the initiative came to nothing. According 112.ua, now the chair Minister of Internal Affairs may take the candidate of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko.
There is a risk over the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry, Volodymyr Demchyshyn. It is no secret that the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, strives for the resignation of the head of this Ministry, regularly criticizing Demchyshyn at government meetings. According to 112.ua sources in the Cabinet, the probability of resignation of Minister of Energy is 50%.
The renewal of employees at the Ministry of Education is discussed. According to 112.ua sources in the Cabinet, the foreigner seeks for the position. Earlier, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said in an interview to the media about the possibility of dismissal of the Minister of Education, Serhiy Kvit.
Probably the head of the Ministry of Health will be shifted as well. As you know, the Parliament for several times couldn’t have dismissed the current Minister Alexander Kvitashvili, despite the fact that he presented the resignation letter in the summer. According to 112.ua sources in the Cabinet, there are two foreigners among the contenders for a place of Kvitashvili. In particular, they are the former Minister of Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia Andria Urushadze.
"The preliminary estimation regarding the future of the government takes place in Bankova str. In any case, the final composition of the government will be determined after the visit of the US Vice President Joe Biden to Ukraine, which, as you know, is scheduled for December 7," - states the 112.ua sources in the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
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