Poroshenko Bloc faction: Radical Party leader wants to chair Rada
The parliamentary faction of the Petro Poroshenko's Bloc claims that the Radical Party's faction is seeking the post of Verkhovna Rada chairman for its leader, Oleh Liashko.
"I can confirm that the Radical Party is seeking the speaker's post," deputy head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc's faction Oleksiy Honcharenko told reporters at the Verkhovna Rada on Wednesday.
Liashko had earlier said that the Petro Poroshenko Bloc's faction, the People's Front, Batkivschyna and the Radical Party would take part in consultations on a new coalition in parliament.
Liashko later announced his party would remain in the opposition, as their proposals had not been taken into account.
He also said his faction would not support incumbent speaker Volodymyr Groysman's candidacy for the post of prime minister.