Parliament to consider Smolii's appointment as NBU governor on Mar 1 - Iryna Lutsenko
The Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction will meet with a candidate for the post of governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), Yakiv Smolii, on Monday, February 26, and the issue of his appointment to the post will be considered on Thursday, March 1, the Ukrainian president's representative in the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Lutsenko, has said.
"Smolii has already started consultations with the factions. He will be invited to a meeting of our faction on Monday," she told journalists in Kyiv on Friday, February 23.
According to Lutsenko, next Thursday, the Verkhovna Rada will most likely consider Valeriya Gontareva's dismissal as NBU governor and Smolii's appointment to this post.
She also said that on Monday, Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva would be invited to the faction meeting.
"We want to talk about military pension reform," she added.
At the same time, Lutsenko noted that at the next plenary week the parliament would most likely not consider the appointment of members of the Central Election Commission, since there would be no time to complete a special examination of candidates.