Yatseniuk elected head of political council of People's Front Party – congress decision
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has been elected chairman of the political council of the People's Front Party.
An Interfax-Ukraine reporter said that such a decision was made during the first stage of an extraordinary party congress in Kyiv on Wednesday.
Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov was elected head of the central headquarters of the People's Front Party.
"Today we won't close the congress and will reconvene in a few days to adopt the [party's] program, which is now being prepared," Turchynov said.
He said that the congress would also elect the political council of the party.
The People's Front Party was registered on March 31, 2014.
Turchynov was first deputy chairman of the Batkivschyna Party, whereas Yatseniuk led the political council of the Batkivschyna Party.
Deputy Head of the Batkivschyna All-Ukrainian Union Andriy Kozhemiakin said on August 29 that it was decided at a meeting of the party's political council on August 21 that Yulia Tymoshenko would head the electoral list of the Batkivschyna All-Ukrainian Union in early parliamentary elections. At the same time, he said, such a decision was not accepted by Turchynov, Yatseniuk and Andriy Parubiy.