Odesa governor's deputy denies Saakashvili team's plans to create political party
Deputy head of the Odesa Regional State Administration for investment and development Sasha Borovik says his remarks about rumored plans by Odesa Governor Mikheil Saakashvili's team to create a political party are not official.
"I'd like to refute that a new party has been or will be formed," Borovik wrote on Facebook.
Borovik said the "Rukh za ochyschennia" [Cleaning Up Ukraine] anti-corruption movement led by Odesa Regional Governor Mikheil Saakashvili is a broad program currently being drawn up to battle corruption. In a Facebook post made earlier on March 14, Borovik expressed his personal view about the program and the future of anti-corruption movement. .
"I represent my own views and my own wishes only," he wrote on Facebook on March 14.
He also updated his previous Facebook post about the plans. Borovik earlier wrote that Saakashvili's close allies were discussing the idea of creating a political party.
"We will soon have a political program that will be election-oriented. This will be a centre-right, fiscally conservative, socially liberal program. We'd like to build a democratic, European-style party organization in which leaders are elected in a democratic way," he wrote in his original post.
Borovik said the political crisis in Ukraine has already lasted four months. He said Ukraine's political elite were bankrupt and that new parliamentary elections should be called.
"Ukraine needs a new political elite," Borovik added.