Co-chairman of the Opposition Platform - For Life Party Vadim Rabinovich told in an interview for 112 Ukraine how the Opposition Platform - For Life Party is managed.
According to Vadim Rabinovich, the party has not yet made a decision on who to nominate as a candidate for the presidency of Ukraine in possible early elections.
Answering the question: “According to opinion polls, the ratings of your party are steadily growing. How do you feel about the fact that Yuriy Boyko is one of the leaders of the presidential race?” Vadim Rabinovich replied:
“The presidential elections in Ukraine were a year ago, and it is too early to think about the next elections. Perhaps Zelensky will lead to the point that early presidential elections would take place, but at the moment it is too early to talk about it. Therefore, of course, the party did not make any decisions about the future presidential candidate in the next elections. At the moment, we are preparing for the local elections.”
As for Yuriy Boyko, he was a candidate from the Opposition Platform – For Life in 2019 presidential elections. We then united for the future of the country, and although Boyko and I were the presidential candidates, I refused to participate in the presidential race. And at the meeting of the Strategic Council, we decided to nominate Boyko as a presidential candidate in the elections. In the next elections, I am sure we will also have a corresponding decision. As you know, our party is ideological; it is not a leader's type of party. Yuriy Boyko and I are the co-chairmen of the party. The Strategic Council will make a decision on who will be running for president from the party in Ukrainian elections, and it will be approved by the Party’s Congress.
Replying to a clarifying question about how decisions are made within the Opposition Platform - For Life Party, Vadim Rabinovich stated:
"The co-chairmen of the party carry out general management of the party's activities and also represent it in relations with all enterprises, institutions, and organizations of all forms of ownership. The decisions of the co-chairs are made out exclusively with the signature of both of us.
The most important decisions are made at the party’s Strategic Council - this is the highest governing body in the period between meetings of the Political Council and party’s congresses. The Strategic Council is headed by Viktor Medvedchuk. According to the Charter, he represents Opposition Platform - For Life Party in relations with state authorities, local government bodies. He signs all contracts and financial documents on behalf of the Opposition Platform - For Life.
The party’s Strategic Council is the highest governing body between meetings of the Political Council of the party. The Strategic Council includes four officials - these are the party’s co-chairmen Vadim Rabinovich and Yuriy Boyko, chairman of the Political Council of the party Viktor Medvedchuk, and chairman of the executive committee Serhiy Lyovochkin."