Poroshenko appoints Kovalchuk his representative in Cabinet
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Vitaliy Kovalchuk to the post of his representative in the Cabinet of Ministers.
Relevant decree No. 204/2016 was published on the president's website on Wednesday.
Earlier on Wednesday, political analyst Vadym Karasiov predicted this appointment, quoting his own sources and said that the president with the appointment wanted to back the "reformer technocrat" Leszek Balcerowicz with the "practical technocrat" Kovalchuk.
As reported, on April 22, 2015, former deputy premier of Poland Leszek Balcerowicz was appointed representative of the Ukrainian president in the Cabinet of Ministers.
Kovalchuk, born in 1969, was a member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the seventh and eighth convocations. Prior to his appointment as the first deputy head of the presidential administration on December 26, 2014, he worked as deputy chairman of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc parliamentary faction. He headed Poroshenko's election campaign headquarters in 2014. As the first deputy head of the presidential administration, Kovalchuk was in charge of regional policy.